What does the word obscene mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Obscenity.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Obscenely.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by T. S. Arthur