Definition of indecently in English:



  • 1In a manner that does not conform with generally accepted standards of behaviour, especially in relation to sexual matters.

    ‘he is accused of indecently touching the girl’
    ‘they said guests at the party were indecently dressed’
    • ‘Police have charged a man with indecently dealing with a child under 12 following an incident on Monday.’
    • ‘The teenager claimed he had indecently assaulted her.’
    • ‘After showing some of them pornographic magazines and videos he then indecently abused them.’
    • ‘He was convicted of indecently touching the breasts of three women patients during examinations.’
    • ‘The girl alleges that while she was in his care he indecently interfered with her.’
    • ‘My daughter was, shall we say, treated indecently by her murderer.’
    • ‘He was cleared of indecently assaulting the woman.’
    • ‘He was convicted of indecently exposing himself to three boys.’
    • ‘He strenuously denied that he has at any time behaved indecently towards any child in his charge.’
    • ‘Police are hunting a man who indecently exposed himself to a woman in a churchyard.’
  • 2In an inappropriate or unfitting manner.

    ‘they believed that they were unjustly and indecently treated’
    • ‘The festival's mix is indecently rich.’
    • ‘She wore an indecently sexy blue wrap dress.’
    • ‘The general sentiment was 'make love, not war' - though it was more indecently expressed.’
    • ‘Have you ever seen any college girl dressed indecently or provocatively?’
    • ‘They had always been close; almost indecently close.’
    • ‘This led to indecently hasty conclusions to priority championships.’
    • ‘There are bound to be plenty of indecently talented acts gracing the stage at this festival.’
    • ‘I'm blogging this link almost indecently quickly, but it's a gem.’
    • ‘Jenny's an indecently beautiful, ambitious girl.’
    • ‘They are indecently rich.’