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obscene

adjective uk   us   /əbˈsiːn/
C2 offensive, rude, or shocking, usually because of being too obviously related to sex or showing sex: In the raid, police found several boxes of obscene DVDs. He was jailed for making obscene phone calls (= ones in which unwanted sexual suggestions were made to the listener). obscene language/graffitiC2 morally wrong, often describing something that is wrong because it is too large: to make obscene profits The salaries some company directors earn are obscene.
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obscenely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He's obscenely rich/fat/cruel.
Translations of “obscene”
in Vietnamese tục tĩu…
in Spanish obsceno…
in Thai ลามก…
in Malaysian lucah…
in French obscène…
in German obszön…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猥褻的, 淫穢的, 下流的…
in Indonesian jorok…
in Russian непристойный, большой до неприличия…
in Turkish müstehcen, açık saçık, edebe/ahlaka aykırı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猥亵的, 淫秽的, 下流的…
in Polish nieprzyzwoity, obsceniczny…
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