Examples of profanity in a Sentence
The comic uses too much profanity.
My mom will not tolerate profanity.
I have never heard my father utter a single profanity.
Recent Examples of profanity from the Web
The 18-year-old and 15-year-old were cited for disorderly conduct for kicking and yelling profanities as they were being arrested.
Also mixed in with the tender displays: profanities and drawings of male anatomy.
Presidents and other public officials once paid a steep price for spewing profanity and racial slurs.
After he was refused, the actor started spewing profanity and vulgar language, the paper said, and refused to leave the area, allegedly acting aggressively toward the officer when he was ordered to leave.
Trump, in a speech in Huntsville last month, lashed out at NFL players who knelt in peaceful protest and used profanity to describe them.
He’s heard using profanities and a homophobic slur to describe the comedian.
Oakley reportedly used profanities to heckle Dolan, who was sitting nearby.
In the first scene Anna entertains a Republican operative who’s a frightening bully, spewing profanities at her and grabbing her neck with force.
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First Known Use of profanity
Synonymscurse, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, swearword, swear, vulgarism
Related Wordsbawdry, language, scurrility; execration, imprecation, malediction; epithet, name; oath
Near Antonymspriggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness
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