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Definition of 'obscene'

Adjective

  1. designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead
  2. offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
       Synonyms: abhorrent detestable repugnant repulsive
  3. suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks"
       Synonyms: lewd raunchy salacious


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