- The definition of indecency is a lack of modesty.
An example of indecency is a nudist.
indecency definition by Webster's New World
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- the state or quality of being indecent; lack of modesty, taste, or propriety
- pl. indecencies an indecent act, statement, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin indecentia
indecency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. in·de·cen·cies
- The state or quality of being unseemly or immodest.
- Something indecent.
indecency - Legal Definition
Of speech, the state of being crude and offensive, typically in a sexual manner.