Obscene describes something that is morally offensive in a sexual way. It's never a good idea to use obscene language at school.

Certain films, books, magazines, and other forms of entertainment are considered obscene because they portray sex in a very frank way that some people find vulgar and lewd. Obscene material, language, and jokes are considered taboo in polite society. Obscene can also be used to describe something repulsive — like when your friend ate an obscene number of snails at the Bastille Day bash.

Definitions of obscene
  1. adjective
    offensive to the mind
    synonyms: abhorrent, detestable, repugnant, repulsive
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
  2. adjective
    designed to incite to indecency or lust
    “"the dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"-Margaret Mead”
    offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
  3. adjective
    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    synonyms: lewd, raunchy, salacious
    (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
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