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3 definitions found
 for obscene
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obscene \Ob*scene"\, a. [L. obscenus, obscaenus, obscoenus, ill
     looking, filthy, obscene: cf. F. obsc['e]ne.]
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     1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting
        to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and
        decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene
        language; obscene pictures.
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              Words that were once chaste, by frequent use grew
              obscene and uncleanly.                --I. Watts.
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     2. Foul; fifthy; disgusting.
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              A girdle foul with grease binds his obscene attire.
                                                    --Dryden
                                                    (Aeneid, vi.
                                                    417).
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     3. Inauspicious; ill-omened. [R.] [A Latinism]
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              At the cheerful light,
              The groaning ghosts and birds obscene take flight.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     Syn: Impure; immodest; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
          [1913 Webster] -- Ob*scene"ly, adv. --
          Ob*scene"ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  obscene
      adj 1: designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often
             becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead
      2: offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene
         massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs";
         "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent
         novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene,
         repugnant, repulsive]
      3: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd
         whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture";
         "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks" [syn:
         lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  172 Moby Thesaurus words for "obscene":
     Cyprian, Fescennine, Paphian, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abominable,
     abusive, amoral, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, atrocious, awful,
     barnyard, base, bawdy, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt,
     blasphemous, blue, broad, calumniatory, calumnious, carnal,
     clitoromaniacal, coarse, comminatory, concupiscent, contemptible,
     contumelious, crass, crude, crusty, cursing, damnatory, debauched,
     degenerate, denunciatory, despicable, detestable, dirty,
     disgusting, dissolute, distasteful, dysphemistic, earthy,
     epithetic, erotic, eroticomaniacal, erotomaniacal, evil,
     excommunicative, excommunicatory, execrable, execratory, fetid,
     filthy, fleshly, forbidding, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken,
     foul-tongued, foulmouthed, fulminatory, fulsome, gaudy, goatish,
     gross, gynecomaniacal, hateful, heinous, hideous, horny, horrible,
     hot, hysteromaniacal, ignoble, immodest, immoral, imprecatory,
     improper, impure, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant,
     insufferable, intolerable, ithyphallic, lascivious, lecherous,
     lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lickerish, loathsome,
     loose, loud, lubricious, lurid, lustful, maledictory, malodorous,
     mephitic, meretricious, miasmal, miasmic, nasty, nauseating,
     nauseous, noisome, noxious, nymphomaniacal, objectionable,
     obnoxious, odious, off color, offensive, outrageous, paw,
     pornographic, priapic, profane, prurient, randy, rank, raunchy,
     raw, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting,
     ribald, rich, risque, rocky, rough, rude, ruttish, salacious,
     satyric, scabrous, scatologic, scatological, scurrile, scurrilous,
     sensual, sexual, sexy, shameful, shameless, shocking, sickening,
     smoking-room, smutty, stinking, suggestive, sultry, unchaste,
     unclean, unpalatable, unprintable, unrepeatable, vile,
     vituperative, vulgar, wanton, warm, wicked
  
  

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