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obscenity

noun uk   /əbˈsen.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
[C or U] the fact that something is obscene: The people who made that film could be prosecuted for obscenity. Such deliberate destruction of the environment is an obscenity (= offensive and shocking). obscenity laws [C usually plural] a very offensive or sexually shocking word or sentence: He was shouting and screaming obscenities.
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