noun, plural in·de·cen·cies for 4.
- indecent assault,
- indecent exposure,
Origin of indecency
Examples from the Web for indecency
Here, indecency reigns, with residents of these rival neighborhoods tripping over one another to broadcast their racism.The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever|Peter Schwartzstein|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indecency in broadcasting became a major concern, and CBS was fined over half a million dollars.
Our shock is not from indecency, but from the absence of self-possession, the ultimate bourgeois possession.
Describing this as a “performance” borders on indecency, of course.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs|Asne Seierstad|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not just by an indecent, illegal image, but by indecency and illegality itself.
An indecency of haste may come from an excess of zeal quite as well as from an unbridled virulence.
I cannot bear the indecency of speaking with a mouth in which there is food.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Indeed the Chinese religions are said to be hostile to indecency.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
Mr. Charrington: Tell us what you saw, especially as to the indecency of the dresses.The Great Acceptance|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
This is exaggerated, but the censure is directed against the indecency which was really infamous.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
noun plural -cies
1580s, from Latin indecentia "unseemliness, impropriety," noun of quality from indecentem (see indecent).