Definition of 'obscene'
Example sentences containing 'obscene'
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The people who do the most to avoid paying tax are the ones who get paid obscene amounts. The Sun (2016)Do women use obscene language more than men do? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Where do these obscene amounts of money end up? The Sun (2015)That lapse was an apparently obscene gesture he made during a slow frame. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two million pounds is an obscene amount to spend on one disgraced individual. The Sun (2006)They have discovered just what obscene amounts some bankers paid themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Umpires reported him for using language or gestures of an obscene or serious insulting nature to another player. The Sun (2006)His pay is obscene when you consider our country is in so much debt and hundreds of thousands are to set lose jobs. The Sun (2010)Scotland Yard said the matter would be dealt with by officers who look after obscene publications. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The row lifted the lid on the taboo surrounding often obscene art and graffiti in French hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes people express their disquiet with obscene language; other times it is constructive criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Reports suggest LaBeouf was smoking inside the theatre and using obscene language. The Sun (2014)The only question will be whether any cross the boundary of jovial banter and risk being banned from their ground for something more obscene. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A huge number complained that it was obscene and offensive. The Sun (2012)Too busy paying its ghastly presenters vast sums of our money to make obscene phone calls to elderly gentlemen, presumably. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Somebody else has picked up the phone, and they ask for me and then it turns into an obscene phone call. Everyday Violence (1990)But many of the more lurid messages - far too obscene for publication - have been omitted. The Sun (2010)But let us get back to the money because, although considered obscene by many, to me it is anything but. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A salary of 13.8 million is ludicrous, obscene and offensive in equal measure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'obscene'
British English: obscene /əbˈsiːn/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as obscene, you mean it offends you because it relates to sex or violence in an unpleasant and shocking way.
I think these photographs are obscene.
- American English: obscene
- Arabic: فَاحِشٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obsceno
- Chinese: 淫秽的
- Croatian: opscen
- Czech: obscénní
- Danish: sjofel
- Dutch: obsceen
- European Spanish: obsceno
- Finnish: rivo
- French: obscène
- German: obszön
- Greek: άσεμνος
- Italian: osceno
- Japanese: 猥褻な
- Korean: 음탕한
- Norwegian: uanstendig
- Polish: nieprzyzwoity
- European Portuguese: obsceno
- Romanian: obscen
- Russian: непристойный
- Spanish: obsceno
- Swedish: oanständig
- Thai: ลามก
- Turkish: açık saçık
- Ukrainian: непристойний
- Vietnamese: tục tĩu
Definition of obscene from the Collins English Dictionary
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