Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an obscene manner; in a manner offensive to modesty or purity; indecently; lewdly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an obscene manner; vulgarly.
  • adverb In an excessive manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a lewd and obscene manner
  • adverb to an obscene degree

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

obscene +‎ -ly

Examples

  • These days, even Legal Sea Foods owner Roger Berkowitz says he is "nauseated" by what he calls the "obscenely thick" chowders that dominate the marketplace and chowder competitions.

    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • AND you’d be forced to two-year commitment in obscenely over*priced AT&T plans.

    What’s the iPhone 3G Worth? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • David Letterman described as "obscenely brutal, and those are mild words."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Supreme Court candidates spend $923,021 on race MONTGOMERY - In a state where Supreme Court races have been called obscenely expensive, the only Supreme Court race on the Nov. 4 ballot is neither the least nor the most expensive in the last seven races.

    Local News from Gadsden Times

  • MONTGOMERY - In a state where Supreme Court races have been called obscenely expensive, the only Supreme Court race on the Nov. 4 ballot is neither the least nor the most expensive in the last seven races.

    Local News from Gadsden Times

  • It's not every day I get to be called obscenely young; isn't 27 old for the tech world?

    The Marketing Mix | official blog of the Marketing Mentor community

  • I know it's uncool to admit that a writer doesn't know everything the second they emerge from the womb with a contract in each hand, naturlich and that even after their first novel, even after their second, they still have a lot to learn, especially if, like me, they're kind of obscenely young when they start on all this craziness.

    Out of the Mud and Into New Jersey

  • Power Line Explains Tea-bagging; It's an Inside the Gay Subculture Thing determines how it is that the Tea Party protesters have ( "obscenely") come to be referred to as "tea-baggers."

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Power Line Explains Tea-bagging; It's an Inside the Gay Subculture Thing determines how it is that the Tea Party protesters have ( "obscenely") come to be referred to as "tea-baggers."

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Power Line Explains Tea-bagging; It's an Inside the Gay Subculture Thing determines how it is that the Tea Party protesters have ( "obscenely") come to be referred to as "tea-baggers."

    Libertarian Blog Place

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