• Obscene


    • enPR: É™b-sÄ“nʹ, IPA: /É™bˈsin/
    • Rhymes: -iːn

    Alternative forms


    Ultimately from the Latin obscēnus, obscaenus, perhaps via Middle French; compare the Modern French obscène.

    Full definition of obscene



    1. Offensive to current standards of decency or morality
    2. Lewd or lustful
    3. Disgusting or repulsive
    4. Beyond all reason
    5. Liable to deprave or corrupt

    Usage notes

    The comparative obscener and superlative obscenest, though formed by valid rules for English, are less common than more obscene and most obscene.

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