profanity

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noun pro·fan·i·ty \prō-ˈfa-nə-tē, prə-\

Definition of profanity

plural

profanities

  1. 1a :  the quality or state of being profaneb :  the use of profane language

  2. 2a :  profane languageb :  an utterance of profane language

Examples of profanity in a sentence

  1. The comic uses too much profanity.

  2. My mom will not tolerate profanity.

  3. I have never heard my father utter a single profanity.

1563

First Known Use of profanity

1563


PROFANITY Defined for English Language Learners

profanity

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noun pro·fan·i·ty \prō-ˈfa-nə-tē, prə-\

Definition of profanity for English Language Learners

  • : offensive language

  • : an offensive word


PROFANITY Defined for Kids

profanity

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noun pro·fan·i·ty \prō-ˈfa-nə-tē\

Definition of profanity for Students

plural

profanities

  1. :  language that is offensive or disrespectful



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