What is another word for indecency?

337 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ˌɪndˈiːsənsi], [ ˌɪndˈiːsənsi], [ ˌɪ_n_d_ˈiː_s_ə_n_s_i]

Indecency is a term used to describe behavior or actions that are considered inappropriate or offensive. There are many synonyms for the word indecency, including impropriety, obscenity, lewdness, vulgarity, indecorum, and impudence. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation but generally refers to behavior that is considered offensive or inappropriate in a particular context. Indecency can include a wide range of actions and behaviors, such as lewd jokes, public displays of affection, or wearing revealing clothing. Regardless of the specific behavior, indecency is generally frowned upon in polite society, and those who engage in it may be subject to criticism or even legal consequences.

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What are the opposite words for indecency?

Indecency is a word that refers to inappropriate or offensive behavior, speech, or actions. Antonyms for indecency include propriety, decency, wholesomeness, modesty, purity, and decorum. These words represent the opposite of indecency and imply appropriate behavior, speech, and actions. Propriety refers to the acceptable standards of behavior, while decency refers to a state of being appropriate or pleasing. Wholesomeness implies something that is beneficial and healthy, while modesty signifies a humble and unassuming demeanor. Purity represents a state of being free from impurities, while decorum implies appropriateness and dignity in behavior and speech. All these words serve as an antonym for indecency, making them essential in maintaining appropriate, respectful, and moral conduct.

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Usage examples for Indecency

Such are the details briefly stated that were given to the judge who tried the men who committed this outrageous public indecency.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews
So gross an act of indecency would in all probability be classed among the many scandalous tales invented of ecclesiastics, but that the judicial proceedings which ensued leave no doubt of its truth; and it was even recorded in the burial register of the cathedral.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)"
Dawson Turner
I owned that I was hurried on by the violence of a youthful passion, and by a sudden impulse, which few other persons, in the like situation, would have been able to check: that I withdrew, at her command and entreaty, on the promise of pardon, without having offered the least indecency, or any freedom, that would not have been forgiven by persons of delicacy, surprised in an attitude so charming-her terror, on the alarm of fire, calling for a soothing behaviour, and personal tenderness, she being ready to fall into fits: my hoped-for happy day so near, that I might be presumed to be looked upon as a betrothed lover-and that this excuse might be pleaded even for the women of the house, that they, thinking us actually married, might suppose themselves to be the less concerned to interfere on so tender an occasion.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)"
Samuel Richardson

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