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Meaning & Definition of Obscene in English

English

Obscene

/ɑbsin/

adjective

1. Designed to incite to indecency or lust

  • "The dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-margaret mead
    synonym:
  • obscene

2. Offensive to the mind

  • "An abhorrent deed"
  • "The obscene massacre at wounded knee"
  • "Morally repugnant customs"
  • "Repulsive behavior"
  • "The most repulsive character in recent novels"
    synonym:
  • abhorrent
  • ,
  • detestable
  • ,
  • obscene
  • ,
  • repugnant
  • ,
  • repulsive

3. Suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

  • "Lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"
  • "An indecent gesture"
  • "Obscene telephone calls"
  • "Salacious limericks"
    synonym:
  • lewd
  • ,
  • obscene
  • ,
  • raunchy
  • ,
  • salacious

Examples of using

These birds seem to have been in there for quite some time. Some have even scratched obscene graffiti into their cages' bottoms.
This is obscene.