Synonyms for obscenely

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Karffard shouted, with obscenely blasphemous embellishments.

When it comes so smoothly off, so obscenely, as it were, so fit.

Some time since he became violent, loquacious, and obscenely erotic.

For the sake of decency, the mere mentioning of this filthy, obscenely jocular, and blasphemous publication must suffice.

Michael longed for Alan that together they might rag this worm who wriggled so obscenely into the secret places of a boy's mind.

The flashlight limned a ghastly, obscenely fat body and a long tapering tail.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "offensive to the senses, or to taste and refinement," from Middle French obscène (16c.), from Latin obscenus "offensive," especially to modesty, originally "boding ill, inauspicious," of unknown origin; perhaps from ob "onto" (see ob-) + caenum "filth." Meaning "offensive to modesty or decency" is attested from 1590s. Legally, in U.S., it hinged on "whether to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to a prurient interest." [Justice William Brennan, "Roth v. United States," June 24, 1957]; refined in 1973 by "Miller v. California":

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