1. the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

Similar word(s): bawdiness, lewdness, salaciousness, salacity

Definition categories: attribute, indecency

2. an offensive or indecent word or phrase

Similar word(s): filth, vulgarism

Definition categories: communication, profanity

3. an obscene act

Definition categories: act, impropriety, indecency

Sentences with obscenity as a noun:

- Bestiality was outlawed as an obscenity in the strongly conservative community.

- The coalition of religious conservatives was campaigning against, in their view, rampant obscenity in the entertainment industry.