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indecency

[in-dee-suh n-see] /ɪnˈdi sən si/
noun, plural indecencies for 4.
1.
the quality or condition of being indecent.
2.
impropriety or immodesty.
3.
obscenity or indelicacy.
4.
an indecent act, remark, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin indecentia. See indecent, -ency
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indecency

/ɪnˈdiːsənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the state or quality of being indecent
2.
an indecent act, etc
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Word Origin and History for in decency

indecency

n.

1580s, from Latin indecentia "unseemliness, impropriety," noun of quality from indecentem (see indecent).

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