Synonyms for indecently

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I'm proud of you, and your brother here is indecently exalted.

It will be unkind to poor Jack to hurry away from his grave so indecently.

The first sentence of Mr. Billing's speech was indecently nude.

He is shamelessly, indecently, monstrously lacking in the ironic sense.

If it wasn't that you're an indecently strong chap we'd get the jump on you every time.

To save it we must work him up—he'll in that case want it so indecently much.

Her distress of mind and her poverty seemed so indecently exposed to view.

It is heartless, indecently so, for an old man to be so blithe.

It was indecently large, but Burton said he meant to screw them up to it.

Is she afraid of projecting her personality too indecently far?

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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