indecency

[ in-dee-suh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF indecency

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It is not indecency; it is simply an animal absence of modesty.

Somehow I had a sense that she was conscious of the indecency of this.

No matter where it may be drawn, decency is close to it on one side and indecency on the other.

Out of this has come the notion of what is obscene, as the extreme of indecency and impropriety.

Indeed the Chinese religions are said to be hostile to indecency.

This last degenerated into obscenity, indecency, and disorder.

But they do not say anything about the immorality and the indelicacy and the indecency of doing them.

But when it did become my property, why had you the indecency to stay?

What a butchery, what an indecency, what an endless swishing of the rod!

Indecency, however, it is, rather than strict lasciviousness.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin indecentia "unseemliness, impropriety," noun of quality from indecentem (see indecent).

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