Obscenity

Definition of Obscenity

Ob`scen´i`ty
n.1.That quality in words or things which presents what is offensive to chastity or purity of mind; obscene or impure lanquage or acts; moral impurity; lewdness; obsceneness; as, the obscenity of a speech, or a picture.
Mr. Cowley asserts plainly, that obscenity has no place in wit.
- Dryden.
No pardon vile obscenity should find.
- Pope.

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