1. [ adjective ] not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
Synonyms: untoward unbecoming unseemly uncomely indecorous

"was buried with indecent haste" "indecorous behavior" "language unbecoming to a lady" "unseemly to use profanity" "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"

Related terms: improper
2. [ adjective ] (sexuality) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Related terms: decent coarse obscene indelicate hollywood dirty improper indecorous
3. [ adjective ] (sexuality) offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

"a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards"

Related terms: immodest
Similar spelling:   indecently