Definition of pornographic in English:



  • Constituting or resembling pornography; obscene:

    ‘pornographic images’
    • ‘When they had sex he looked at pornographic pictures rather than at her.’
    • ‘I was walking down the street with two garbage bags filled with various plastic fruits and pornographic magazines.’
    • ‘The police also claim to have discovered pornographic e-mail on his computer.’
    • ‘Girls love the idea of having some sexy, but not pornographic photos taken of themselves.’
    • ‘Another characteristic of the reportage is the delight in grotesque and vulgar pornographic images.’
    • ‘The reports stated that this material was pornographic and indicated paedophile interest.’
    • ‘A teenage boy who set up an Internet pornographic site has pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children.’
    • ‘Suddenly the action on-screen reaches a steamy, perhaps even mildly pornographic, sex segment.’
    • ‘All of the pornographic pictures on her walls had been torn off and thrown away.’
    • ‘Sexual explicit magazine, pornographic movies are freely available to the youth.’
    • ‘He points to physical tests that show women become aroused when exposed to pornographic pictures, even when they deny it.’
    • ‘There is a definite difference between pornographic material and art, and that is the end of the subject.’
    • ‘A woman was approached by a man who flashed a pornographic photograph of a woman at her and made a lewd comment before walking off.’
    • ‘They claim it is not their fault that life can be vulgar, pornographic and sadistic.’
    • ‘He also loved bawdy songs and ancient poetry bordering on the pornographic.’
    • ‘He has a contact in London who wants us to translate some pornographic websites from English to Spanish.’
    • ‘But I am not familiar with the contents of anything pornographic and I don't intend to start.’
    • ‘Marc was particularly keen on sending explicit pornographic photos to the staff.’
    • ‘Organisations have a duty to protect employees against receiving pornographic emails.’
    • ‘Most countries indulging in censorship claim to be protecting their citizens from pornographic contagion.’
    obscene, indecent, Improper, indelicate, crude, lewd
    erotic, titillating, arousing, suggestive, sexy, risqué
    coarse, vulgar, gross, dirty, ribald, smutty, filthy, bawdy, earthy, corrupting, exploitative, prurient, salacious, immoral
    off-colour, adult, x-rated, hard-core, soft-core
    porn, porno, blue, skin
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