indecent

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adjective in·de·cent \(ˌ)in-ˈdē-sənt\

Definition of indecent

  1. :  not decent: such asa :  grossly improper or offensive indecent languageb :  unseemly, inappropriate he took indecent pleasure in her troubles

indecently

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Examples of indecent in a sentence

  1. He took indecent pleasure in her troubles.

  2. paintings of nude figures are artistic, not indecent

Origin and Etymology of indecent

Middle French or Latin; Middle French indécent, from Latin indecent-, indecens, from in- + decent-, decens decent


First Known Use: circa 1587


INDECENT Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective in·de·cent \(ˌ)in-ˈdē-sənt\

Definition of indecent for English Language Learners

  • : sexually offensive or shocking

  • of clothes : not covering enough of your body

  • : using language that offends people : including behavior or ideas that people find offensive


INDECENT Defined for Kids

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adjective in·de·cent \in-ˈdē-sənt\

Definition of indecent for Students

  1. :  not decent :  coarse, vulgar



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