indecent

adjective in·de·cent \ (ˌ)in-ˈdē-sᵊnt \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of indecent

: not decent: such as
a : grossly improper or offensive
  • indecent language
b : unseemly, inappropriate
  • he took indecent pleasure in her troubles

indecently

adverb

Examples of indecent in a Sentence

  1. He took indecent pleasure in her troubles.

  2. paintings of nude figures are artistic, not indecent

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Origin and Etymology of indecent

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


INDECENT Defined for English Language Learners

indecent

adjective

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

indecent

adjective in·de·cent \ in-ˈdē-sᵊnt \

Definition of indecent for Students

: not decent : coarse, vulgar


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