anti-obscenity

adjective
an·​ti-ob·​scen·​i·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-äb-ˈse-nə-tē How to pronounce anti-obscenity (audio) , -əb-, ˌan-tī- also -ˈsē- \

Definition of anti-obscenity

: opposing or prohibiting obscenity : intended to prevent or punish the distribution of obscene materials anti-obscenity laws

First Known Use of anti-obscenity

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-obscenity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-obscenity. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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