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Synonyms for indecent

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Antonyms for indecent

  • acceptable
  • appropriate
  • chaste
  • clean
  • decent
  • fitting
  • good
  • moral
  • nice
  • proper
  • pure
  • reasonable
  • right
  • seemly
  • sensible
  • suitable
  • uncorrupt
  • modest
  • virtuous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDECENT

Have you no bounds beyond which even your indecent curiosity must not go?

No; these telegraph poles are ugly and detestable, they are inhuman and indecent.

Indecent, if you ask me, with not a petticoat under it, I'll be bound!

Indecent exposure, etc., is due to alcohol in 75 or 80 per cent.

The common but indecent practice of introducing chewed victuals into their mouth, is equally disgusting and unwholesome.

They were taunted in the most vulgar, low, indecent language.

I have replied that her demand is both impracticable and indecent.

There never was an age in which outspoken honesty was indecent.

There never was an age in which pruriency in any guise could cease to be indecent.

This spot became the scene of the most shameful and indecent practices.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "unbecoming, in bad taste," from French indécent (14c.), from Latin indecentem (nominative indecens), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + decens (see decent). Sense of "offending against propriety" is from 1610s. Indecent assault (1861) originally covered sexual assaults other than rape or intended rape, but by 1934 it was being used as a euphemism for "rape." Related: Indecently

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