Definition of indecent exposure in English:

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indecent exposure


1The crime of intentionally showing one’s sexual organs in public.
Example sentences
  • There was a 23.1 per cent rise in other sexual crimes, including indecent exposure and more minor sexual assaults.
  • But he had originally been arrested for such crimes as drunkenness, indecent exposure, and carting nightsoil.
  • Offences under the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964, or offences such as indecent exposure or brothel-keeping may be regarded as causing harm in this sense apart from offending against morality.
1.1The act of outraging public decency by being naked in a public place.
Example sentences
  • Today, Oosterman and three supporters, two males and a female, stood outside the courthouse naked and bearing a banner that read: ‘Stop indecent exposure to vehicle emissions’.
  • Yet Genesis does not condemn Noah for his drunkenness and indecent exposure: it is Ham, the son who draws attention to his father's nakedness instead of respectfully covering it as Japheth and Shem do, who gets the blame.

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Syllabification: in·de·cent ex·po·sure

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