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obscene

adjective uk   /əbˈsiːn/ us  
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/graffitiRelating 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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
He's obscenely rich/fat/cruel.Morally wrong and evilDishonestRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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