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Definition of Obscene


  1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing of presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.
  2. Foul; fifthy; disgusting.
  3. Inauspicious; ill-omened.

Obscene Quotations

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
Thomas Hobbes

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.
Carroll O'Connor

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
Dan Quayle

I detest 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too.
Richard Dawkins

Women should be obscene and not heard.
Groucho Marx
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Obscene Translations

obscene in Dutch is obsceen, schuin, schunnig
obscene in Italian is osceno
obscene in Spanish is obsceno
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