obscene language


obscene language

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • obscene language — foul language, rude words, course language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obscene language — Words calculated to corrupt morals or excite libidinous thoughts, irrespective of whether the words themselves are impure. 33 Am J1st Lewd etc. § 4. In reference to use of the mails: offensive to chastity; foul and filthy so as to be offensive to …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • used obscene language — said swears, said vulgarities, cursed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Obscene — Ob*scene , a. [L. obscenus, obscaenus, obscoenus, ill looking, filthy, obscene: cf. F. obsc[ e]ne.] [1913 Webster] 1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • language — I noun communication, composition, dialect, expression, faculty of speech, folk speech, form of expression, formulation, idiom, jargon, lingua, linguistics, means of communication, oral, oratio, parlance, phrasing, phraseology, rhetoric, sermo,… …   Law dictionary

  • obscene — [[t]ɒbsi͟ːn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as obscene, you mean it offends you because it relates to sex or violence in a way that you think is unpleasant and shocking. I m not prudish but I think these photographs are obscene... He …   English dictionary

  • obscene — ob•scene [[t]əbˈsin[/t]] adj. 1) offensive to morality or decency; indecent: obscene language[/ex] 2) cvb intended to stimulate sexual appetite or lust; lewd: obscene movies[/ex] 3) abominable; disgusting; repulsive • Etymology: 1585–95; < L… …   From formal English to slang

  • obscene advertising — An advertisement which contains obscene language or obscene pictures …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • obscene — obscenely, adv. obsceneness, n. /euhb seen /, adj. 1. offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved: obscene language. 2. causing uncontrolled sexual desire. 3. abominable; disgusting; repulsive. [1585 95; < L obscenus, obscaenus] * * * …   Universalium

  • obscene —   Pelapela, haumia, ho ohilahila.    ♦ Obscene language, ōlelo haumia …   English-Hawaiian dictionary


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