French translation of 'obscene'
1. [language, photo, phone call] obscène
2. (= illegal) obscène
3. (= shocking) indécent(e)
It was obscene to spend millions producing unwanted food. C’était indécent de dépenser des millions pour produire des aliments dont nul ne voulait.
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Example Sentences Including 'obscene'
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Scotland Yard said the matter would be dealt with by officers who look after obscene publications.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They have discovered just what obscene amounts some bankers paid themselves.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Where do these obscene amounts of money end up?The Sun (2015)
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)
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)
Sometimes people express their disquiet with obscene language; other times it is constructive criticism.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The people who do the most to avoid paying tax are the ones who get paid obscene amounts.The Sun (2016)
Two million pounds is an obscene amount to spend on one disgraced individual.The Sun (2006)
Umpires reported him for using language or gestures of an obscene or serious insulting nature to another player.The Sun (2006)
A salary of 13.8 million is ludicrous, obscene and offensive in equal measure.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But let us get back to the money because, although considered obscene by many, to me it is anything but.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Do women use obscene language more than men do?Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)
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'obscene' in Other Languages
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
Translation of obscene from the Collins English to French
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