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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obscene \Ob*scene"\, a. [L. obscenus, obscaenus, obscoenus, ill looking, filthy, obscene: cf. F. obsc['e]ne.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Words that were once chaste, by frequent use grew obscene and uncleanly. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Foul; fifthy; disgusting. [1913 Webster] A girdle foul with grease binds his obscene attire. --Dryden (Aeneid, vi. 417). [1913 Webster] 3. Inauspicious; ill-omened. [R.] [A Latinism] [1913 Webster] At the cheerful light, The groaning ghosts and birds obscene take flight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Impure; immodest; indecent; unchaste; lewd. [1913 Webster] -- Ob*scene"ly, adv. -- Ob*scene"ness, n. [1913 Webster]