Obscenity

Ob*scen"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Obscenities (#).
[L. obscentias: cf. F. obscnit.] 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.
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Mr. Cowley asserts plainly, that obscenity has no place in wit.
Dryden.
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No pardon vile obscenity should find.
Pope.
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