Definition of indecently in English:


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Pronunciation /inˈdēs(ə)ntlē/ /ɪnˈdis(ə)ntli/


  • 1In a manner that does not conform with generally accepted standards of behavior, especially in relation to sexual matters.

    ‘he is accused of indecently touching the girl’
    ‘they said guests at the party were indecently dressed’
    • ‘The teenager claimed he had indecently assaulted her.’
    • ‘Police are hunting a man who indecently exposed himself to a woman in a churchyard.’
    • ‘He was convicted of indecently exposing himself to three boys.’
    • ‘He was convicted of indecently touching the breasts of three women patients during examinations.’
    • ‘He strenuously denied that he has at any time behaved indecently towards any child in his charge.’
    • ‘He was cleared of indecently assaulting the woman.’
    • ‘Police have charged a man with indecently dealing with a child under 12 following an incident on Monday.’
    • ‘The girl alleges that while she was in his care he indecently interfered with her.’
    • ‘My daughter was, shall we say, treated indecently by her murderer.’
    • ‘After showing some of them pornographic magazines and videos he then indecently abused them.’
  • 2In an inappropriate or unfitting manner.

    ‘they believed that they were unjustly and indecently treated’
    • ‘They had always been close; almost indecently close.’
    • ‘Have you ever seen any college girl dressed indecently or provocatively?’
    • ‘The festival's mix is indecently rich.’
    • ‘This led to indecently hasty conclusions to priority championships.’
    • ‘The general sentiment was 'make love, not war' - though it was more indecently expressed.’
    • ‘She wore an indecently sexy blue wrap dress.’
    • ‘Jenny's an indecently beautiful, ambitious girl.’
    • ‘They are indecently rich.’
    • ‘There are bound to be plenty of indecently talented acts gracing the stage at this festival.’
    • ‘I'm blogging this link almost indecently quickly, but it's a gem.’



/inˈdēs(ə)ntlē/ /ɪnˈdis(ə)ntli/