Indecent

  • 1 indécent — indécent, ente [ ɛ̃desɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIVe; lat. indecens 1 ♦ Vieilli Qui est contraire à l honnêteté, aux bienséances. ⇒ déplacé, inconvenant, malséant. Un luxe indécent à côté de tant de misère. Il est, il serait indécent de rire en cette… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 indecent — INDECÉNT, Ă, indecenţi, te, adj. Care calcă sau contrazice legile decenţei; lipsit de pudoare; necuviincios, neruşinat, impudic, licenţios. – Din fr. indécent, lat. indecens, ntis. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Indecent ≠… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 indécent — indécent, ente (in dé san, san t ) adj. Qui est contre la décence, contre l honnêteté, contre les bienséances. •   Ils recherchent la prééminence par des voies et des pratiques si indécentes, PATRU Plaidoyer 15, dans RICHELET. •   Jamais de ces… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 indecent — index bad (offensive), brazen, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissolute, ignoble, immoral …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 indecent — (adj.) 1560s, unbecoming, in bad taste, from Fr. indécent (14c.), from L. indecentem (nom. indecens), from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + decens (see DECENT (Cf. decent)). Sense of offending against propriety is from 1610s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Indecent — In*de cent, a. [L. indecens unseemly, unbecoming: cf. F. ind[ e]cent. See {In } not, and {Decent}.] Not decent; unfit to be seen or heard; offensive to modesty and delicacy; as, indecent language. Cowper. Syn: Unbecoming; indecorous; indelicate;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 indecent — Indecent, [indecen]te. Qui est contre la decence, contre la bienseance & l honnesteté exterieure. Il est indecent à un homme grave de ... paroles indecentes …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 indecent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour or morality. 2) not appropriate; unseemly: indecent haste. DERIVATIVES indecency noun indecently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 indecent — [in dē′sənt] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr indécent < L indecens] not decent; specif., a) not proper and fitting; unseemly; improper b) morally offensive; obscene SYN. IMPROPER indecently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Indecent — (v. lat.), unschicklich; daher Indecenz, Unschicklichkeit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Indecent — Indecent, lat. deutsch, unschicklich; Indecenz, Unschicklichkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 indecent — unseemly, indelicate, improper, indecorous, unbecoming Analogous words: obscene, ribald, *coarse, gross, vulgar: lewd, lascivious, iicentious: immoral: *offensive, revolting, repulsive, repugnant, loathsome Antonyms: decent Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 indecent — [adj] obscene, vulgar; offensive blue*, coarse, crude, dirty*, filthy, foul, foulmouthed, gross*, ill bred, immodest, immoral, improper, impure, in bad taste, indecorous, indelicate, lewd, licentious, malodorous, off color*, outrageous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 indecent — Indecent, Indecens …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 indecent — Offensive to common propriety; offending against modesty or delicacy; grossly vulgar; obscene; lewd; unseemly; unbecoming; indecorous; unfit to be seen or heard. See obscene @ indecent assault The act of a male person taking indecent liberties… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 17 indecent — indecently, adv. /in dee seuhnt/, adj. 1. offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; indecent behavior. 2. not decent; unbecoming or unseemly: indecent haste.… …

    Universalium

  • 18 indecent — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, regard sth as (BrE), think sth (esp. BrE) ▪ photographs that are considered indecent ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 indecent — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French indécent, from Latin indecent , indecens, from in + decent , decens decent Date: circa 1587 not decent: as a. grossly improper or offensive < indecent language > b. unseemly,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 indecent — adj. indecent to + inf. (it was indecent of him to do that) * * * [ɪn diːs(ə)nt] indecent to + inf. (it was indecent of him to do that) …

    Combinatory dictionary