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Describing offensive language

dirty

adjective

dirty language or pictures deal with sex in a way that offends some people

obscene

adjective

offensive in a sexual way

abusive

adjective

using offensive or insulting language

vitriolic

adjective

vitriolic language or behaviour is cruel and full of hate

foul-mouthed

adjective

using a lot of swear words

crude

adjective

crude words or actions are offensive because they refer to sex in an unpleasant way

colourful

adjective

colourful language is rude or uses offensive words

blue

adjective

dealing with sex in a way that some people find offensive

ripe

adjective

language or humour that is ripe is funny but slightly rude

X-rated

adjective

used for talking about behaviour or language that is very sexual and only suitable for adults

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