One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was fined for importing indecent material’
obscene, dirty, filthy, rude, coarse, vulgar, gross, crude, bawdy, lewd, racy, risqué, salacious, wicked, improper, indelicate, unseemly, impure, smutty, spicy, raw, off colour, ribald, Rabelaisian, lascivious, licentious
pornographic, offensive, prurient, sordid, scatological, low, profane, foul, vile
informal blue, naughty, near the bone, near the knuckle, nudge-nudge, porn, porno, X-rated, raunchy, skin
British informal fruity, saucy
2‘most of her clothes are rather indecent’
revealing, short, brief, skimpy, scanty, insubstantial, low-cut, flimsy, thin, see-through
erotic, arousing, sexy, suggestive, titillating
3‘the company took her pass and desk away from her with indecent haste’
unseemly, improper, indecorous, unceremonious, indiscreet, indelicate, demeaning, unbecoming, ungentlemanly, unladylike, unworthy, unfitting, unbefitting, degrading, debasing, cheapening, belittling, lowering, shaming, shameful, humiliating, mortifying, dishonourable, ignominious, undignified, discreditable, ignoble, inglorious, scandalous, disgraceful, outrageous
untoward, unsuitable, inappropriate
in bad taste, tasteless, unacceptable, offensive, crass
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