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
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
Local news media report DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann on Friday pleaded not guilty in Atlanta Municipal Court to charges of indecency and obstruction of an officer.
In the exhibition's second room, one encountered the cell door behind which Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading Gaol from 1895 to 1897, after his conviction for gross indecency.
And if the FCC wanted to send a message, the Supreme Court has ruled the FCC needs to give broadcasters better advance notice on its indecency policies.
The gents then strode through the store and out to their car, where police arrested them for public indecency and disorderly conduct.
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First Known Use of indecency
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
1 : offensive quality : lack of decency
2 : an act or word that is offensive
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