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Synonyms for obscenity
əbˈsɛn ɪ ti, -ˈsi nɪ-ob·scen·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obscenity, lewdness, bawdiness, salaciousness, salacitynoun

    the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

    Synonyms:
    bawdiness, vulgarism, filth, salacity, dirty word, lewdness, salaciousness, smut

  2. obscenity, smut, vulgarism, filth, dirty wordnoun

    an offensive or indecent word or phrase

    Synonyms:
    commonness, coarseness, bawdiness, soil, salacity, grunge, porno, vulgarity, filthiness, skank, carbon black, grease, soot, foulness, lampblack, vulgarism, dirty word, grime, erotica, lewdness, grossness, dirt, smut fungus, smut, filth, pornography, nastiness, raunch, porn, salaciousness, crock, stain, crud

  3. obscenitynoun

    an obscene act

    Synonyms:
    bawdiness, vulgarism, filth, salacity, dirty word, lewdness, salaciousness, smut

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Editors Contribution

  1. impudicity

    immoral

    lust in the name of feminism is impudicity.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obscenitynoun

    Synonyms:
    indecency, indelicacy, immodesty, unchastity, lewdness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obscenitynoun

    Synonyms:
    lewdness, smut, ribaldry, indecency, bawdiness, immodesty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obscenity":

    infamy

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How to use obscenity in a sentence?

  1. Anaïs Nin:

    The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation.

  2. Amol Sinha:

    The First Amendment exists specifically to make sure people can express strong opinions on political issues - or any other matter - without fear of punishment by the government, today’s decision confirms that our position was correct : Roselle Park had no grounds to issue fines for a political sign and the town’s use of its obscenity ordinance infringed upon fundamental rights protected by The First Amendment. It was an uncomplicated case.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

  4. Jack Parsons:

    Remember that the Tarot is a great and sacred arcanum - its abuse is an obscenity in the inner and a folly in the outer. It is intended for quite other purposes than to determine when the tall dark man will meet the fair rich widow.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'

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