Definitions for profanityprəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•fan•i•typrəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ-(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the quality of being profane; irreverence.
irreverent or blasphemous speech.
a blasphemous act or utterance.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: obscenity (def. 2 ).
Origin of profanity:
1600–10; < LL
vulgar or irreverent speech or action
The quality of being profane.
His profanity left the entire audience in shock.
Obscene, lewd or abusive language.
He ran up and down the street screaming profanities like a madman.
the quality or state of being profane; profaneness; irreverence; esp., the use of profane language; blasphemy
that which is profane; profane language or acts
Profanity is a subset of a language's lexicon that is considered by some to be strongly impolite or offensive. It can show a desecration or debasement of someone or something, or show strong or intense emotion. Profanity can take the form of words, expressions, gestures, or other social behaviours that are construed or interpreted as insulting, rude, vulgar, obscene, obnoxious, foul, desecrating, or other forms.
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