Synonyms for indecency

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-dee-suh n-see
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈdi sən si

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Définition of indecency

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin indecentia "unseemliness, impropriety," noun of quality from indecentem (see indecent).
  • noun obscenity, vulgarity
Example sentences :
  • It is not indecency; it is simply an animal absence of modesty.
  • Extract from : « The Negro Farmer » by Carl Kelsey
  • Somehow I had a sense that she was conscious of the indecency of this.
  • Extract from : « The Patagonia » by Henry James
  • No matter where it may be drawn, decency is close to it on one side and indecency on the other.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • Out of this has come the notion of what is obscene, as the extreme of indecency and impropriety.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • Indeed the Chinese religions are said to be hostile to indecency.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • This last degenerated into obscenity, indecency, and disorder.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • But they do not say anything about the immorality and the indelicacy and the indecency of doing them.
  • Extract from : « Expositions of Holy Scripture » by Alexander Maclaren
  • But when it did become my property, why had you the indecency to stay?
  • Extract from : « Blue-Bird Weather » by Robert W. Chambers
  • What a butchery, what an indecency, what an endless swishing of the rod!
  • Extract from : « Roundabout Papers » by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Indecency, however, it is, rather than strict lasciviousness.
  • Extract from : « Classic French Course in English » by William Cleaver Wilkinson

Antonyms for indecency

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