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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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It's 'an indecent...' The sentence is not at all natural.
 

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How can I write a natural sentence with indecent?
 

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

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Firstly, thank you your [STRIKE]great [/STRIKE]help.
Secondly, I [STRIKE]want [/STRIKE] would like [STRIKE] to write[/STRIKE] 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?
 

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"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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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!:lol:
 

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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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We don't often use 'bosom' of a woman​'s breast in BrE these days.
Nor in American English. "Breast" is a much more natural choice.
 

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#throwbackthursday bosom sounds like something you hear in the 80s. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.:-D
 

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The 1880s, maybe, though Google's ngram viewer shows it was already losing favor by then. It's one-tenth as prevalent now as it was in 1834.
 

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Well I wasn't born in the 1880s so I have no idea but it was still in use in the 1980s. Nowadays occasionally I still hear bosom friends.
 

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No but in the 1980s bosom was still used to talk about women's breasts.
 

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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!:lol:

I guess you mean the glossaries from other websites.

I think you mean you want to write a sensible sentence or a sentence that makes sense.

Say:

I post here to get my mistakes fixed.

You want to make sentences using that word when you learn a new word.

(Sometimes when I don't comment on something it's because I can't make sense out of it.)
 

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No but in the 1980s bosom was still used to talk about women's breasts.
Google's Ngram viewer shows it being extremely rare in print by then. My mother used the expression, but I don't think the word was widely used in speech. She spoke English very naturally and fluently even though it was her fourth or fifth language, and she was a very careful speaker, but she retained a few slightly unusual usages from the literary fashion in which she learned it.
 

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My grandfather definitely used it. I heard on TV from time to time. I wouldn't know whether it was rarely used compared to the 1880s. I don't recall seeing it in print but in conversation it was still in use.
 

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Boob is an obvious one. Rack is still common.
 

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I'm sorry to say I burst into giggles in church a few weeks ago when the line in the hymn we were singing was "Jesus fill my bosom."

I *KNOW* what it was supposed to mean, but I had this image of Jesus taking a sideline as a cosmetic surgeon performing miracles to make women more... uh... busty. The sad part was, we were ringing in two services that day and we had to sing that hymn TWICE. I did better the second time.
 

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Haha. Your imagination is wilder than mine.
 

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This thread has finally brought to my mind a scene from the 2004 film The Aviator in which Howard Hughes, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, appears before the Motion Picture Censorship Board to defend his cinematic use of "mammaries":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSndZa8daTM
 
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