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Definition of Obscenity

Obscenity

  1. That quality in words or things which presents what is offensive to chasity or purity of mind; obscene or impure lanquage or acts; moral impurity; lewdness; obsceneness; as, the obscenity of a speech, or a picture.

Obscenity Quotations

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
Herbert Marcuse

It's true that obscenity is a matter of taste and in the eye of the beholder.
Christopher Hitchens

Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Politicians must set their aims for the high ground and according to our various leanings, Democratic, Republican, Independent, we will follow. Politicians must be told if they continue to sink into the mud of obscenity, they will proceed alone.
Maya Angelou

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
Bertrand Russell
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Obscenity Translations

obscenity in Italian is lascivia
obscenity in Spanish is obscenidad
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