an unpleasant or indecent word or expression
- the trait of behaving in an obscene fashion
- an obscene act
- That quality in terms or things that presents understanding unpleasant to chastity or purity of head obscene or impure lanquage or acts ethical impurity lewdness obsceneness once the obscenity of a speech or a photo
- That high quality in terms or things that provides something offensive to chasity or purity of brain; obscene or impure lanquage or acts; ethical impurity; lewdness; obsceneness; since, the obscenity of a speech, or a picture.
the type or top-notch beiug obscene; conduct tending to corrupt people morals by its indecency or lewdness. Condition v. l'feuuiuger, 76 Mo. App. 313; U. S. v. Loftis (I>. C.) 12 Fed. 671.
1580s, "obscene high quality," from French obsc
(n.) That high quality in terms or things which provides understanding unpleasant to chasity or purity of mind; obscene or impure lanquage or functions; moral impurity; lewdness; obsceneness; because, the obscenity of a speech, or a photo.
For as a matter of fact obscenity no less than impiety was charged against him by his ultra-orthodox enemies, and the obscenity no less than the supposed impiety gave them a handle against him before such bodies as the Sorbonne and the parliaments.