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Definition of obscene adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with sex in a way that most people find offensive obscene gestures/language/books an obscene phone call (= in which someone says obscene things)
  2. 2extremely large in size or amount in a way that most people find unacceptable and offensive synonym outrageous He earns an obscene amount of money. It's obscene to spend so much on food when millions are starving.
adverb to behave obscenely obscenely rich
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