Things that are indecent are obscene, indelicate, or offensive in some way. If you run around the mall naked, you’ll get in trouble for indecent exposure!
Indecent describes things that are not decent — the prefix -in often means “not,” like how independent means “not dependent.” Decent things are morally sound, so indecent things are offensive. Swearing is considered indecent. Indecent often means rude. A joke might go over well with your friends but is considered indecent when told to a teacher. Not everyone will agree on what’s indecent, but we all agree that you should keep your clothes on at the mall.
adj not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
adj offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
flashy and vulgar
verging on the indecent
designed to incite to indecency or lust
tending to suggest something improper or indecent
lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
not suitable or right or appropriate
conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
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