• (adj): Suggestive of or tending to moral looseness.
    Example: "Obscene telephone calls"
    Synonyms: lewd, raunchy, salacious
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on obscene:

MANual Enterprises V. Day
... held that magazines consisting largely of photographs of nude or near-nude male models are not obscene within the meaning of 18 U.S.C ... Court engaged in plenary review of a Post Office Department order holding obscene matter "nonmailable." The case is notable for its ruling that photographs of nude men ...
Hicklin Test
... the statutory interpretation of the word "obscene" in the Obscene Publications Act 1857, which authorized the destruction of obscene books ... minds are open to such immoral influences" was obscene, regardless of its artistic or literary merit ...
Committee On Obscenity And Film Censorship
... the field should be scrapped, and that terms such as ‘obscene’, ‘indecent’ and ‘deprave and corrupt’ should be abandoned as they were no longer ... the committee found that the word 'obscene' was a subjective term that refers to peoples reaction to material, and that " it principally expresses an intense or extreme version of what we have ... Pornography will have some tendency to be obscene, but will not necessarily be so.. ...
Censorship In The United States - Censorship of Pornography
... pornography from regulation, but not "obscene" pornography ... People convicted of distributing obscene pornography face long prison terms and asset forfeiture ... artist to receive a conviction for obscenity for drawing cartoons that were judged legally obscene ...
Section 63 Of The Criminal Justice And Immigration Act 2008
... grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character" and portrays "in an explicit and realistic way" any of the following An act threatening a ... The definition of "obscene" is not the same as that used in the Obscene Publications Acts, which requires that an image "deprave and corrupt" those likely to view it instead ... offensive" and "disgusting" are given as examples of "obscene" ...

More definitions of "obscene":

  • (adj): Designed to incite to indecency or lust.
    Example: "The dance often becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead

Famous quotes containing the word obscene:

    The cats will be glad; the fathers feel justified; the mothers
    The sons and husbands will no longer need to pay the bills.
    Childhoods will be put away, the obscene nightmare abated.
    Louise Bogan (1897–1970)

    Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    The ancients adorned their sarcophagi with the emblems of life and procreation, and even with obscene symbols; in the religions of antiquity the sacred and the obscene often lay very close together. These men knew how to pay homage to death. For death is worthy of homage as the cradle of life, as the womb of palingenesis.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)