What is another word for obscene?

Pronunciation: [ɒbsˈiːn] (IPA)

The term obscene refers to something that is offensive to good taste and decency, especially when it comes to sexual matters. There are many synonyms for the word obscene, such as vulgar, indecent, lewd, crude, offensive, profane, and pornographic. These words are often used interchangeably with obscene, and they all carry a negative connotation. Vulgar is used to describe crude or tasteless language or behavior. Indecent refers to something that is improper or unacceptable in terms of morality or modesty. Lewd refers to behavior or language that is crude or offensive in a sexual context. Crude has a similar meaning, while offensive is a broader term that can describe anything that is unpleasant or annoying. Profane refers to language or behavior that is disrespectful or irreverent towards religious beliefs or practices. Finally, pornographic refers to sexually explicit content.

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What are the opposite words for obscene?

Obscene refers to something that is offensive, indecent, or inappropriate for public viewing. Its antonyms, therefore, are words that convey the opposite meanings. The antonyms of the word obscene include modest, tasteful, decent, and chaste. Modest refers to something that is not excessively showy or revealing, while tasteful implies that something is done with good judgement and aesthetic sense. Decent refers to something that is appropriate and morally acceptable, while chaste conveys a sense of purity and innocence. These antonyms are useful when trying to describe a situation or object that is the opposite of obscene and avoid causing offense or discomfort.

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Usage examples for Obscene

His reply was a series of picturesque and obscene oaths.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Below Loupart Wood I saw hundreds of them, strewn about their broken batteries, and lying in heaps of obscene flesh in the wild chaos of earth which had been their trenches.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
The roads to Voormezeele and Vierstraat, through which I went yesterday, are still under the old spell of horror, and all those obscene ruins of decent Flemish hamlets.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Obscene

  • I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.
    Richard Attenborough
  • I pass by that it is very culpable to be facetious in obscene and smutty matters.
    Isaac Barrow
  • At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.
    Jean Baudrillard
  • We all agree that parents have the primary responsibility of filtering the material that reaches children. However, children are often lured onto websites containing obscene material through the devious manipulation of search engines.
    Robert A. Brady
  • In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.
    Robert Bresson

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