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Definition of obscenity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. obscenities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] obscene language or behavior The editors are being prosecuted for obscenity. the laws on obscenity
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] an obscene word or act She screamed a string of obscenities at the judge.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: obscenity