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obscenity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of obscenity

  1. 1 the quality or state of being obscene <the issue of whether obscenity is a fundamental part of rap music> Synonyms bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, profanity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonness Related Words broadness, earthiness, gaminess, raciness, saltiness, suggestiveness; immodesty, indecorousness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, unbecomingness; lechery; depravedness, depravity, kinkiness, naughtiness, perverseness, perversion, perversity, pervertedness, wickedness; exceptionability, objectionableness, unacceptability, undesirability; reprehensibility, reprehensibleness; abusiveness, scurrilousness; atrociousness, atrocity, infamy, loathsomeness, offensiveness, repellency, repugnance, repulsiveness; distastefulness, obnoxiousness, unpleasantness Near Antonyms priggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness

  2. 2 a disrespectful or indecent word or expression <uttered a loud obscenity when he dropped the hammer on his toe> Synonyms curse, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, swearword, profanity, swear, vulgarismRelated Words bawdry, language, scurrility; execration, imprecation, malediction; epithet, name; oath





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