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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • indecent — Offensive to common propriety; offending against modesty or delicacy; grossly vulgar; obscene; lewd; unseemly; unbecoming; indecorous; unfit to be seen or heard. See obscene @ indecent assault The act of a male person taking indecent liberties… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indecent — Offensive to common propriety; offending against modesty or delicacy; grossly vulgar; obscene; lewd; unseemly; unbecoming; indecorous; unfit to be seen or heard. See obscene @ indecent assault The act of a male person taking indecent liberties… …   Black's law dictionary

  • obscene — (adj.) 1590s, offensive to the senses, or to taste and refinement, from M.Fr. obscene, from L. obscenus offensive, especially to modesty, originally boding ill, inauspicious, of unknown origin; perhaps from ob onto (see OB (Cf. ob )) + caenum… …   Etymology dictionary

  • obscene — ob·scene /äb sēn/ adj [Middle French, from Latin obscenus obscaenus indecent, lewd]: extremely or deeply offensive according to contemporary community standards of morality or decency see also roth v. united states in the important cases section… …   Law dictionary

  • Dancing — • The origin of dancing is from the natural tendency to employ gesture either to supplement or to replace speech Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dancing     Dancing      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Well of Loneliness — infobox Book | name = The Well of Loneliness title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of the first edition author = Radclyffe Hall cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English publisher = Jonathan Cape genre = Novel release… …   Wikipedia

  • obscene — /əbˈsin / (say uhb seen), /ɒb / (say ob ) adjective 1. offensive to modesty or decency; indecent; inciting to lust or sexual depravity; lewd: obscene pictures. 2. abominable; disgusting; repulsive: *It was always the white man s good luck that… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indecent — In*de cent, a. [L. indecens unseemly, unbecoming: cf. F. ind[ e]cent. See {In } not, and {Decent}.] Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language. Cowper. Syn: Unbecoming; indecorous; indelicate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obscene —    Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty. Lewd. Or, more broadly, repulsive or offensive to the senses. Obscenity is the state or quality of being obscene. Also see bad art, coarse, erotica and erotic art, feminism and feminist… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • obscene — Offensive to decency or modesty. Expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be expressed. United States v Bebout (DC Ohio) 28 F 522, 524 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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