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indecent

Syllabification: in·de·cent
Pronunciation: /ˌinˈdēs(ə)nt
 
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Definition of indecent in English:

adjective

1Not conforming with generally accepted standards of behavior or propriety; obscene: the film was grossly indecent
More 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.
Synonyms
pornographic, offensive, prurient, sordid, scatological;
informal porn, porno, X-rated, XXX, raunchy, blue
euphemistic adult
1.1Not appropriate or fitting: they leaped on the suggestion with indecent haste
More 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.
Synonyms
untoward, unsuitable, inappropriate;
in bad taste, tasteless, unacceptable, offensive, crass

Origin

late 16th century: from French indécent or Latin indecent-, from in- 'not' + decent- 'being fitting' (see decent).

Derivatives

indecently

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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