indecent

[in-dee-suhnt]
adjective
1.
offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; indecent behavior.
2.
not decent; unbecoming or unseemly: indecent haste.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin indecent- (stem of indecēns) unseemly. See in-3, decent

indecently, adverb


1. distasteful, immodest, indecorous, indelicate; coarse, outrageous, rude, gross; obscene, filthy, lewd, licentious. See improper. 2. inappropriate.


2. appropriate; becoming.
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indecent (ɪnˈdiːsənt)
 
adj
1.  offensive to standards of decency, esp in sexual matters
2.  unseemly or improper (esp in the phrase indecent haste)
 
in'decently
 
adv

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indecent
1563, "unbecoming, in bad taste," from L. indecentem, from in- "not" + decentem (see decent). Sense of "offending against propriety" is from 1613. Indecent assault (1861) originally covered sexual assaults other than rape or intended rape, but by 1934 it was being used as a euphemism for "rape."
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Example sentences
Hire once served a six-month sentence for indecent exposure.
Their error was to put their indecent proposal in writing, in an e-mail pitch.
Fortunately, laws against indecent exposure imply the reverse.
In any case, the conception of history as a toady to power is indecent.
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