Indecency is the habit or action of being offensive or improper. Indecency is banned on television during times that children might be watching.

If you tell dirty jokes or deeply offend a friend, you could be accused of indecency. Swearing on a radio broadcast or showing an extremely violent scene in a movie meant for kids are both examples of indecency that are punishable by law. Indecency comes from the Latin word indecentem, "not decent" or "in bad taste," from the roots in-, "not," and decentem, "fitting or proper."

Definitions of indecency
  1. noun
    the quality of being indecent
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    the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
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    the trait of being vain and conceited
    enormity, outrageousness
    the quality of being outrageous
    bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity, salaciousness, salacity
    the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
    dirtiness, smuttiness
    obscenity in speech or writing
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    improperness, impropriety
    an improper demeanor
  2. noun
    an indecent or improper act
    synonyms: impropriety
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    an obscene act
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    misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed
    improper or wicked or immoral behavior
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