[ US /əbˈsɛnɪti/ ]
[ UK /ɒbsˈɛnɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  2. an obscene act
  3. the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
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How To Use obscenity In A Sentence

  • Mirreen, in a statement issued to press, regretted that obscenity and immoral activities are on the rise.
  • So long as the public will pay for gross personalities, obscenity, and slang, decent journals will be outbidden in the market. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897
  • So excessive was the Roman horror of obscenity that even physicians were compelled to use a euphemism for _urina_, and though the _urinal_ or _vas urinarium_ was openly used at the dining-table (following a custom introduced by the Sybarites, according to Athenæus, Book XII, cap. 17), the decorous guest could not ask for it by name, but only by a snap of the fingers (Dufour, op. cit., vol. ii, p. 174). Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism
  • The account of English obscenity laws in the book is wildly inaccurate.
  • Similarly, don't use profanity, obscenity, slander or libel.
  • We therefore condemn the use of public funds to subsidize obscenity and blasphemy masquerading as art.
  • Author, Alan Baxter, didn't go on his own diatribe, but he clued me in to an Obscenity Ruling by The Onion. Archive 2010-05-01
  • Plus, "Indecent Crackdown," the government cracked down on what it calls obscenity but is their definition the same as yours? CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2004
  • A line could and should easily be drawn, however, when these companies resort to nonsensical double entendres involving lewdness and obscenity.
  • I have deleted the post involving obscenity and banned the poster from commenting, although they told me that they would not be returning to the site in any event.
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