indecency

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

Definition of indecency

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being indecent

  2. 2 :  something (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.

1589

First Known Use of indecency

1589


INDECENCY Defined for English Language Learners

indecency

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

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

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indecencies

  1. 1 :  offensive quality :  lack of decency

  2. 2 :  an act or word that is offensive



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