an·​ti-ob·​scen·​i·​ty ˌan-tē-äb-ˈse-nə-tē How to pronounce anti-obscenity (audio)
 also  -ˈsē-
: opposing or prohibiting obscenity : intended to prevent or punish the distribution of obscene materials
anti-obscenity laws

Examples of anti-obscenity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Albany, Comstock pushed through a state anti-obscenity law. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 Both letters cite the Comstock Act, which was enacted in 1873 chiefly as an anti-obscenity statute. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-obscenity was in 1847

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“Anti-obscenity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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