Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.
- Offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty.
- Inciting lustful feelings; lewd.
- Repulsive; disgusting: "The way he writes about the disease that killed her is simply obscene” ( Michael Korda).
- So large in amount as to be objectionable or outrageous: "local merchants in nearby stores get hammered by stratospheric rents and obscene taxes” ( Joe Queenan).