In fact, there is a way for the federal government to go after the obscenely excessive bonuses paid to the Wall Street pigs.
But he's just one in a long line of obscenely wealthy characters.
That picture of octuplets' mom's obscenely large bulge represents an epic pop culture meltdown.
Karffard shouted, with obscenely blasphemous embellishments.
When it comes so smoothly off, so obscenely, as it were, so fit.
For the sake of decency, the mere mentioning of this filthy, obscenely jocular, and blasphemous publication must suffice.
Michael longed for Alan that together they might rag this worm who wriggled so obscenely into the secret places of a boy's mind.
Some time since he became violent, loquacious, and obscenely erotic.
The flashlight limned a ghastly, obscenely fat body and a long tapering tail.
1590s, "offensive to the senses, or to taste and refinement," from Middle French obscène (16c.), from Latin obscenus "offensive," especially to modesty, originally "boding ill, inauspicious," of unknown origin; perhaps from ob "onto" (see ob-) + caenum "filth." Meaning "offensive to modesty or decency" is attested from 1590s. Legally, in U.S., it hinged on "whether to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to a prurient interest." [Justice William Brennan, "Roth v. United States," June 24, 1957]; refined in 1973 by "Miller v. California":
The basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether 'the average person, applying contemporary community standards' would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest, (b) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law; and (c) whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.Related: Obscenely.