Definition of obscene :
1. Foul; fifthy; disgusting.
2. Inauspicious; ill- omened.
3. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing of presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.
unwholesome, execrable, hideous, abominable, lascivious, lewd, prurient, nasty, lustful, raunchy, Fescennine, abhorrent, bawdy, repugnant, scatologic, libidinous, unreasonable, decent, unconscionable, scurrilous, detestable, shocking, salacious, ridiculous, lubricious, preposterous, ribald, begrimed, usual, outrageous
impure (part of speech: adjective)
unclean (part of speech: adjective)
grubby, murky, fetid, toxic, foul, insalubrious, dingy, putrid, festering, untidy, crummy, infectious, disgusting, dusty, unhygenic, shabby, grungy, unsanitary, muddy, scruffy, icky, septic, mucky, defiled, grimy, filthy, sloppy, smutty, scatological, odious, squalid
vulgar (part of speech: adjective)
earthy, crude, scandalous, profane, cheap, degraded, low, gaudy, common, depraved, barnyard, salty, gross, unpolished, tactless, sordid, revolting, inelegant, homespun, animal, outlandish, colloquial, sleazy, unbecoming, base, rank, boorish, ignoble, undignified, rude, cockney, repulsive, raw, crass, glaring, tasteless, coarse, indelicate, ignominious, tawdry, unrefined, barbaric, brazen, shameless, graceless, clumsy, unseemly, in bad taste, ill-bred, chintzy, coarse-grained, rough, philistine, brutish, offensive, vulgar, idiomatic, garish, broad
obscene (part of speech: adjective)
- Immediately their gaze met another gaze it leapt away as from something dangerous or obscene. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- An obscene and horrible spectacle, the mock of her beholders. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
- These were embellished with cuts finished in a most elegant taste: many of them were grotesque or obscene. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.