indecency

[ in-dee-suhn-see ]
/ ɪnˈdi sən si /

noun, plural in·de·cen·cies for 4.

the quality or condition of being indecent.
impropriety or immodesty.
obscenity or indelicacy.
an indecent act, remark, etc.

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Origin of indecency

From the Latin word indecentia, dating back to 1580–90. See indecent, -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for indecency

indecency
/ (ɪnˈdiːsənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

the state or quality of being indecent
an indecent act, etc
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