Examples of indecency in a Sentence
The book has been criticized for indecency.
I was shocked by the indecency of their language.
He was accused of sexual indecencies.
Recent Examples of indecency from the Web
Court records indicate Cunningham has two prior public indecency convictions in Oregon.
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) – Former Bengals linebacker J.K. Schaffer was sentenced to 180 days in jail Thursday after being found guilty of assault and public indecency.
Danny Wilander, 26, 2400 block of Redbud Lane, Aurora, was charged with public indecency and resisting an officer at 9:01 p.m. Sunday at his home, Aurora police said.
The spectacle surrounding this fight already has set modern standards for public vulgarity and ostentatious indecency, both of which will be richly rewarded by a public with an apparently insatiable appetite for bread and circuses.
They were convicted of crimes such as indecency, sodomy and providing a place for homosexual acts.
Heritage Parkway, 1600 block: An individual was arrested for indecency with a minor W. Debbie Lane, 600 block: An individual was arrested for resisting arrest.
Robert Garabedian and Michelle Garabedian, both 42, were both charged with public indecency and breach of peace.
Police said George denied the allegation of public indecency.
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First Known Use of indecency
Synonymsbawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, obscenity, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, profanity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonness
Antonymsappropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness
Related Wordsbroadness, 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 Antonymspriggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness
INDECENCY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of indecency for Students
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