obscene

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from the Latin obscēnus, obscaenus, perhaps via Middle French; compare the Modern French obscène.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

obscene (comparative more obscene, superlative most obscene)

  1. Offensive to current standards of decency or morality
  2. Lewd or lustful
  3. Disgusting or repulsive
  4. Beyond all reason
  5. Liable to deprave or corrupt

Usage notesEdit

  • The comparative obscener and superlative obscenest, though formed by valid rules for English, are less common than more obscene and most obscene.

TranslationsEdit

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

obscēne

  1. vocative masculine singular of obscēnus

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

obscene f pl

  1. plural form of obscenă
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:55