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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·scene /ɑbˈsin, əb-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·scene a.
 1. Offensive to chastity or modesty; expressing or presenting to the mind or view something which delicacy, purity, and decency forbid to be exposed; impure; as, obscene language; obscene pictures.
    Words that were once chaste, by frequent use grew obscene and uncleanly.   --I. Watts.
 2. Foul; fifthy; disgusting.
    A girdle foul with grease binds his obscene attire.   --Dryden (Aeneid, vi. 417).
 3. Inauspicious; ill-omened. [R.] [A Latinism]
 At the cheerful light,
 The groaning ghosts and birds obscene take flight.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Impure; immodest; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
 -- Ob*scene*ly, adv. -- Ob*scene*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: designed to incite to indecency or lust; "the dance often
             becomes flagrantly obscene"- Margaret Mead
      2: offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene
         massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs";
         "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in
         recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable, repugnant,
      3: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd
         whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture";
         "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks" [syn: lewd,
          raunchy, salacious]