1. [ adjective ] (sexuality) designed to incite to indecency or lust

"the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead

Related terms: indecent
2. [ adjective ] offensive to the mind
Synonyms: abhorrent repulsive repugnant detestable

"an abhorrent deed" "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee" "morally repugnant customs" "repulsive behavior" "the most repulsive character in recent novels"

Related terms: offensive
3. [ adjective ] (sexuality) suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
Synonyms: salacious lewd raunchy

"lewd whisperings of a dirty old man" "an indecent gesture" "obscene telephone calls" "salacious limericks"

Related terms: dirty
Similar spelling:   obscenely