In*de"cen*cy (?), n.; pl. Indecencies (#). [L. indecentia unseemliness: cf. F. ind'ecence.]

1.

The quality or state of being indecent; want of decency, modesty, or good manners; obscenity.

2.

That which is indecent; an indecent word or act; an offense against delicacy.

They who, by speech or writing, present to the ear or the eye of modesty any of the indecencies I allude to, are pests of society. Beattie.

Syn. -- Indelicacy; indecorum; immodesty; impurity; obscenity. See Indecorum.

 

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