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profanity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of profanity

  1. 1 a disrespectful or indecent word or expression <a rap song that is filled with profanities> Synonyms curse, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, swearword, swear, vulgarismRelated Words bawdry, language, scurrility; execration, imprecation, malediction; epithet, name; oath

  2. 2 the quality or state of being obscene <once notorious for its profanity, that 1950s best seller will strike today's readers as lamentably tame> Synonyms bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, nastiness, obscenity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonnessRelated Words broadness, earthiness, gaminess, raciness, saltiness, suggestiveness; immodesty, indecorousness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, unbecomingness; lechery; depravedness, depravity, kinkiness, naughtiness, perverseness, perversion, perversity, pervertedness, wickedness; exceptionability, objectionableness, unacceptability, undesirability; reprehensibility, reprehensibleness; abusiveness, scurrilousness; atrociousness, atrocity, infamy, loathsomeness, offensiveness, repellency, repugnance, repulsiveness; distastefulness, obnoxiousness, unpleasantnessNear Antonyms priggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness





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