• (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:

Section 63 Of The Criminal Justice And Immigration Act 2008
... offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character" and portrays "in an explicit and realistic way" any of the following An act threatening a person's life An act which ... 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 ... and "disgusting" are given as examples of "obscene" ...
Committee On Obscenity And Film Censorship
... found that the existing variety of laws in the field should be scrapped, and that terms such as ‘obscene’, ‘indecent’ and ‘deprave and corrupt’ should be abandoned as they were no longer useful ... difference between 'obscenity' and 'pornography', the committee found that the word 'obscene' was a subjective term that refers to peoples reaction to ... Pornography will have some tendency to be obscene, but will not necessarily be so.. ...
Hicklin Test
... At issue was the statutory interpretation of the word "obscene" in the Obscene Publications Act 1857, which authorized the destruction of obscene books ... those whose minds are open to such immoral influences" was obscene, regardless of its artistic or literary merit ...
Censorship In The United States - Censorship of Pornography
... have ruled that the First Amendment protects "indecent" pornography from regulation, but not "obscene" pornography ... People convicted of distributing obscene pornography face long prison terms and asset forfeiture ... drawing cartoons that were judged legally obscene ...
MANual Enterprises V. Day
... 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 are not obscene, an implication ...

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
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    Louise Bogan (1897–1970)

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    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)