- 1Not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior or propriety; obscene: the film was grossly indecentMore example sentences
- Accordingly, the Act makes it an offence to display publicly any indecent matter.
- She saw a male following her performing an indecent sexual act.
- There was no other allegation of an indecent act, notwithstanding a detailed investigation.
- 1.1Not appropriate or fitting: they leaped on the suggestion with indecent hasteMore example sentences
- If any visions appeared owing to this kindly ecclesiastical intervention then they must have disappeared with indecent haste.
- I am seated with almost indecent haste and am handed a menu.
- If the visitors were a long time in making any ground, Celtic eliminated any remaining title doubts with indecent haste.
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- His tomb, carved in Irish bog oak, shows him wearing chain mail knee socks, bare knees and an indecently short tunic.
- Add to that outstanding build quality and a turn of speed indecently fast for a diesel and you have a great package.
- An anti-terrorist policeman accused of behaving indecently in his parked car has walked free from court.
late 16th century: from French indécent or Latin indecent-, from in- 'not' + decent- 'being fitting' (see decent).