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synonyms for obscenity

  • four-letter word
  • indecency
  • pornography
  • profanity
  • smut
  • vulgarity
  • abomination
  • affront
  • atrocity
  • bawdiness
  • blight
  • blueness
  • coarseness
  • curse
  • dirtiness
  • evil
  • filthiness
  • foulness
  • immodesty
  • impropriety
  • impurity
  • indelicacy
  • lewdness
  • licentiousness
  • lubricity
  • offense
  • outrage
  • porn
  • prurience
  • salacity
  • scatology
  • scurrility
  • sleaze
  • smuttiness
  • swearword
  • vileness
  • wrong
  • X-rating
  • dirty name
  • dirty word
  • suggestiveness
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antonyms for obscenity

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  • decency
  • blessing
  • compliment
  • delight
  • goodness
  • happiness
  • joy
  • kindness
  • pleasantry
  • right
  • virtue
  • cleanness
  • innocence
  • morality
  • propriety
  • purity
  • uprightness
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How to use obscenity in a sentence

On an Allegiant Air flight in August, a passenger hit a flight attendant, yelled obscenities at him and grabbed his phone as he described a mask-related dispute to the captain, according to the FAA.
SNEEZED ON, CUSSED AT, IGNORED: AIRLINE WORKERS BATTLE MASK RESISTANCE WITH SCANT GOVERNMENT BACKUPMICHAEL LARISJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They rebelled at the immorality of his conduct and the obscenity of his writings; and he resolved that they should accept both.
LADY BYRON VINDICATEDHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The charge was "obscenity," and they had been arrested at the instance of Anthony Comstock.
MY LIFE IN MANY STATES AND IN FOREIGN LANDSGEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN
Another feature in common is the rank realism and open obscenity which marked the humours of both species.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
That means losing ground at an increasing rate to the obscenity crawling over our planet.
GREYLORNJOHN KEITH LAUMER
Aaron Stoltzfoos dropped the lantern to his side, amazed that the dignified old man could be guilty of such an obscenity.
BLIND MAN'S LANTERNALLEN KIM LANG
The obscenity of some of his writings was such that his name has become proverbial for licentiousness.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIA. VOL. 1 PART 2VARIOUS
There are entire chapters, such as the thirty-eighth chapter of Genesis, that reek with obscenity from beginning to end.
THE BIBLEJOHN E. REMSBURG
It would, I am persuaded, be no recreation to you to be in a party which should be disgraced by obscenity or profaneness.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF WILLIAM WILBERFORCEWILLIAM WILBERFORCE
Obscenity in any Company is a rustick uncreditable Talent; but among Women 'tis particularly rude.
A SHORT VIEW OF THE IMMORALITY, AND PROFANENESS OF THE ENGLISH STAGEJEREMY COLLIER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OBSCENITY

  • anathema
  • ban
  • bane
  • blasphemy
  • commination
  • cursing
  • cuss word
  • cussing
  • damning
  • denunciation
  • dirty name
  • dirty word
  • double whammy
  • execration
  • expletive
  • four-letter word
  • fulmination
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • malison
  • naughty words
  • no-no
  • oath
  • objuration
  • obloquy
  • obscenity
  • profanation
  • profanity
  • sacrilege
  • swear word
  • swearing
  • vilification
  • whammy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.