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indecent

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdiːsnt/

Translation of indecent in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (obscene) [language/gesture] indecente
    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.
    1.2 (unseemly) indecoroso
    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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