Origin of indecency
Related Wordsdrunkenness, impropriety, coarseness, grossness, licentiousness, impurity, outrageousness, indelicacy, evil, indecorum, incivility, ribaldry, offense, pornography, lewdness, foulness, bawdiness, crudity, vileness, immodesty
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
August 24, 2014
Indecency in broadcasting became a major concern, and CBS was fined over half a million dollars.The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
February 2, 2014
Our shock is not from indecency, but from the absence of self-possession, the ultimate bourgeois possession.Who Is Philip Roth’s Portnoy Satirizing?
August 28, 2012
Describing this as a “performance” borders on indecency, of course.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs
April 15, 2012
Not just by an indecent, illegal image, but by indecency and illegality itself.The Web's Dirtiest Site
August 11, 2009
It is not indecency; it is simply an animal absence of modesty.The Negro Farmer
Somehow I had a sense that she was conscious of the indecency of this.The Patagonia
No matter where it may be drawn, decency is close to it on one side and indecency on the other.
Out of this has come the notion of what is obscene, as the extreme of indecency and impropriety.
Indeed the Chinese religions are said to be hostile to indecency.
- the state or quality of being indecent
- an indecent act, etc
Word Origin and History for indecency
1580s, from Latin indecentia "unseemliness, impropriety," noun of quality from indecentem (see indecent).