Definitions for: Indecency


[n] an indecent or improper act
[n] the quality of being indecent



Webster (1913) Definition: In*de"cen*cy, n.; pl. Indecencies. [L. indecentia
unseemliness: cf. F. ind['e]cence.]
1. The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency,
modesty, or good manners; obscenity.

2. That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an
offense against delicacy.

They who, by speech or writing, present to the ear
or the eye of modesty any of the indecencies I
allude to, are pests of society. --Beattie.

Syn: Indelicacy; indecorum; immodesty; impurity; obscenity.
See Indecorum.

Synonyms: impropriety

Antonyms: decency

See Also: bawdiness, enormity, immodesty, improperness, impropriety, lewdness, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, obscenity, obscenity, outrageousness, salaciousness, salacity

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