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Definition of "indecent" []

  • Offensive to good taste; unseemly. (adjective)
  • Offensive to public moral values; immodest. See Synonyms at improper. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indecent" in a sentence
  • "He wants only traditional Persian or classical Western music on the government airways, not what he calls indecent, obscene Western music."
  • "Attacks on children, for instance, were often classified as indecent assault, not rape - even though the young are often targeted because of the mistaken belief that sex with a child can rid the body of the HIV virus."
  • "I know not any comment that can be made seriously on this curious passage, and I could produce many similar ones; and some, so very sentimental, that I have heard rational men use the word indecent, when they mentioned them with disgust."