Synonyms of obscene in English:


See definition of obscene


1‘obscene literature’


pornographic, indecent, salacious, smutty, X-rated, lewd, rude, dirty, filthy, vulgar, foul, coarse, crude, gross, vile, nasty, disgusting, offensive, shameless, immoral, improper, immodest, impure, indecorous, indelicate, unwholesome, scabrous, off colour, lubricious, risqué, ribald, bawdy, suggestive, titillating, racy, erotic, carnal, sensual, sexy, lascivious, lecherous, licentious, libidinous, goatish, degenerate, depraved, amoral, debauched, dissolute, prurient

scatological, profane

informal blue, porn, porno, raunchy, sick

British informal near the knuckle, fruity, saucy

euphemistic adult

rare ithyphallic, Fescennine, Cyprian


pure, decent

2‘it was the most obscene crime he had ever encountered’


shocking, scandalous, vile, foul, atrocious, outrageous, heinous, wicked, evil, odious, abhorrent, abominable, disgusting, hideous, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, repellent, obnoxious, offensive, objectionable, loathsome, hateful, nauseating, sickening, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, ghastly

archaic disgustful, loathly