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English definition of “obscenity”


noun     /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 Morally wrong and evilDishonestRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky [C usually plural] a very offensive or sexually shocking word or sentence : He was shouting and screaming obscenities.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of obscenity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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