profanity

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

Definition of profanity

plural profanities
1 a :the quality or state of being profane
b :the use of profane language
2 a :profane language
b :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.

Recent Examples of profanity from the Web

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First Known Use of profanity

1563


PROFANITY Defined for English Language Learners

profanity

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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
:language that is offensive or disrespectful


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