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English definition of “obscene”

obscene

adjective     /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 / graffiti Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky C2 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.Morally wrong and evilDishonest obscenely     /-li/ adverb He's obscenely rich / fat / cruel .Morally wrong and evilDishonestRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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