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obscenity

ob·scen·i·ty

obscenity

pronunciation:
b se nih ti [or] b si nih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: obscenities
definition 1: the state, condition, or crime of being obscene; indecency, lewdness, or repulsiveness.
The book had been banned at one time for its obscenity.The publisher of the magazine was charged with obscenity.
synonyms:
indecency
similar words:
filthiness, immorality, lewdness, vulgarity
definition 2: something obscene, esp. profane or abusive language.
The criminal shouted obscenities at the police.
synonyms:
dirt, indecency, profanity, smut
similar words:
abomination, blasphemy, filth, ribaldry, scurrility