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    Wink indecent?

    She is a indecent women, because she took her clothes off and showed her breast.

    Is it correctly to use the word "indecent" here?

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    Re: indecent?

    It's 'an indecent...' The sentence is not at all natural.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

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    How can I write a natural sentence with indecent?

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    Re: indecent?

    Here are some examples of sentences containing the word: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=indecent&l=0

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    Re: indecent?

    Firstly, thank you your great help.
    Secondly, I want to write my sentence at top to be corrected.

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    Re: indecent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Firstly, thank you your great help.
    Secondly, I want would like to write my sentence at the top to be corrected.
    It's difficult to correct your original sentence because it doesn't make sense. We don't say that a person is indecent. We might claim that someone's behaviour was indecent but we don't say "an indecent man/woman".

    Also, culturally, there will be big differences. If the woman in question was on a beach in most of Europe and she took off her bikini top, exposing her breasts, choosing to sunbathe topless, that's not indecent.

    We need context. Where was this woman? Why did she take her clothes off? How could she take off all her clothes and yet only expose one breast? Who thought it was indecent?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: indecent?

    "Indecent" is rather a legal term. You usually hear someone charged with indecency. It's not a common word to use in conversation. "Inappropriate" however is very common. BTW, polyester in the US it is not okay to expose one's breasts on a beach or on the street unless it is a nude beach or a city that allows women to be topless.

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    Re: indecent?

    I checked out the dictionaries from other websites, and then, I'm trying to make a make sense sentence.
    Then, I post here for checking the error.
    I think I need to improve these issues because I should make a make sense sentence when I learn a new vocabulary.

    Finally, thank you your volunteer help!

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    Re: indecent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I want to write my sentence at top to be corrected.


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    I suggest something like this:

    "Exposing her bosom was, I feel, indecent behavior."

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    Re: indecent?

    We don't often use 'bosom' of a womans breast in BrE these days.

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