the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
Syn: ↑obscenity, ↑lewdness, ↑bawdiness, ↑salacity
Derivationally related forms: ↑salacious (for: ↑salacity), ↑salacious, ↑bawdy (for: ↑bawdiness), ↑lewd (for: ↑lewdness), ↑obscene (for: ↑obscenity)
Hypernyms: ↑indecency
Hyponyms: ↑smuttiness, ↑dirtiness

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