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indecent

adjective in·de·cent \-sənt\

: sexually offensive or shocking

of clothes : not covering enough of your body

: using language that offends people : including behavior or ideas that people find offensive

Full Definition of INDECENT

:  not decent: as
a :  grossly improper or offensive <indecent language>
b :  unseemly, inappropriate <he took indecent pleasure in her troubles>
in·de·cent·ly adverb

Examples of INDECENT

  1. He took indecent pleasure in her troubles.
  2. <paintings of nude figures are artistic, not indecent>

Origin of INDECENT

Middle French or Latin; Middle French indécent, from Latin indecent-, indecens, from in- + decent-, decens decent
First Known Use: circa 1587

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