Definition of obscene in English:

obscene

Syllabification: ob·scene
Pronunciation: /əbˈsēn
 
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adjective

Derivatives

obscenely

adverb
More example sentences
  • New Zealand, I hope you'll rise to the challenge and set an example for other obscenely beautiful countries to follow.
  • Although slavery is now illegal, in some countries workers on coffee farms are paid obscenely low wages to work in the hot sun handpicking the cherries.
  • Lots of footballers go, and some of the rooms are palatial, but others are teeny-weeny; I think it's obscenely overpriced for what it is.

Origin

late 16th century: from French obscène or Latin obscaenus 'ill-omened or abominable'.

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