Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Offensive to chastity or decency; foul; vile.

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Usage examples "obscene":

  1. As soon as I came in I saw a note on the table, a sort of thanks for the bread; it was an extremely ill- mannered epistle, full of obscene expressions. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
  2. But through what thick, obscene growths we must pass to- day, through what cactus hedges and thistle- fields we must penetrate, before we rise again to those heights. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.
  3. The conversation that now went on among the company was of such an obscene and profane character that, in disgust, I went out. - "Ten Nights in a Bar Room", T. S. Arthur.