bad language


: offensive or vulgar language
She scolded the children for using bad language.

Examples of bad language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That meant some different rules, including no ads and permitted bad language. CBS News, 24 Feb. 2024 Lenina Huxley, Spartan’s ’90s-loving partner, explains that alcohol, caffeine, contact sports, meat, bad language and gasoline, among other things, are banned. Kabir Chibber, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2023 There was a ratings dispute over the movie Bully, because there was so much bad language in it. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2023

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“Bad language.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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