obscene

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

obscene (comparative more obscene, superlative most 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[edit]

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

Translations[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

obscēne

  1. vocative masculine singular of obscēnus

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

obscene f pl

  1. plural form of obscenă