indecency

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noun in·de·cen·cy \ (ˌ)in-ˈdē-sᵊn(t)-sē \

Definition of indecency

1 :the quality or state of being indecent
2 :something (such as a word or action) that is indecent

Examples of indecency in a Sentence

  1. The book has been criticized for indecency.

  2. I was shocked by the indecency of their language.

  3. He was accused of sexual indecencies.

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First Known Use of indecency

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INDECENCY Defined for English Language Learners

indecency

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Definition of indecency for English Language Learners

  • : a morally or sexually offensive quality : an indecent quality

  • : behavior that is morally or sexually offensive : indecent behavior


INDECENCY Defined for Kids

indecency

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noun in·de·cen·cy \ in-ˈdē-sᵊn-sē \

Definition of indecency for Students

plural indecencies
1 :offensive quality :lack of decency
2 :an act or word that is offensive


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