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indecēns (genitive indecentis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. unseemly, unbecoming
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs.26.1:
      Quōmodo nix in aestāte, et pluviae in messe, sīc indecēns est stultō glōria.
      As snow in summer, and rain in harvest, so glory is not seemly for a fool.
      (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.: 1752 CE)
  2. indecent, improper
  3. unsightly, ugly


Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative indecēns indecentēs indecentia
Genitive indecentis indecentium
Dative indecentī indecentibus
Accusative indecentem indecēns indecentēs indecentia
Ablative indecentī indecentibus
Vocative indecēns indecentēs indecentia


  • indecens”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • indecens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.