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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

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

Benson said she experienced threats first-hand when people "shouting obscenities and graphic threats into bullhorns in the dark of night" arrived outside her home in December 2020 after election results were certified in Michigan.
ELECTION WORKERS "IN THE CROSSFIRE" OF FRAUD RHETORIC, SECRETARIES OF STATE TESTIFYHERB SCRIBNERAUGUST 3, 2022AXIOS
We also see that reflected in the rolling obscenity of global vaccine distribution, where vaccines have been allocated in a non-coordinated fashion, oblivious to human need and often driven by foreign policy imperatives.
WE MUST LEARN FROM THE FAILED GLOBAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19KEVIN RUDDDECEMBER 29, 2021TIME
The fight over the obscenity of trying to remove Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Beloved” from a school library.
TO WIN IN 2022, DEMOCRATS MUST BE LASER FOCUSEDPETER ROSENSTEINNOVEMBER 17, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The attacks come on the heels of an increase in incidents in which passengers have shouted obscenities, pushed and shoved flight attendants, harassed other passengers or even attempted to open the cockpit door.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT SUFFERS BROKEN BONES IN ‘ONE OF THE WORST DISPLAYS OF UNRULY BEHAVIOR’ IN THE SKIESLORI ARATANIOCTOBER 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Other video showed a Border Patrol agent on a horse shouting an obscenity as he tried to clear a child away.
WHY ARE THERE THOUSANDS OF HAITIAN MIGRANTS AT THE TEXAS BORDER?AMBER PHILLIPSSEPTEMBER 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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
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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
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