What is another word for profanity?

Synonyms for profanity
prəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ-pro·fan·i·ty

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  1. profanity

    In the highest sense, as in a court of justice, "an oath is a reverent appeal to God in corroboration of what one says," Abbott Law Dict.; an affidavit is a sworn statement made in writing in the presence of a competent officer; an adjuration is a solemn appeal to a person in the name of God to speak the truth. An oath is made to man in the name of God; a vow, to God without the intervention, often without the knowledge, of man. In the lower sense, an oath may be mere blasphemy or profane swearing. Anathema, curse, execration, and imprecation are modes of invoking vengeance or retribution from a superhuman power upon the person against whom they are uttered. Anathema is a solemn ecclesiastical condemnation of a person or of a proposition. Curse may be just and authoritative; as, the curse of God; or, it may be wanton and powerless: "so the curse causeless shall not come," Prov. xxvi, 2. Execration expresses most of personal bitterness and hatred; imprecation refers especially to the coming of the desired evil upon the person against whom it is uttered. Malediction is a general wish of evil, a less usual but very expressive word. Compare TESTIMONY.

    adjuration, affidavit, anathema, ban, blaspheming, blasphemy, curse, cursing, denunciation, execration, imprecation, malediction, oath, profane swearing, reprobation, swearing, sworn statement, vow

    benediction, benison, blessing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profanitynoun

    vulgar or irreverent speech or action

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  1. profanitynoun

    irreverence, profaneness, blasphemy

  2. profanitynoun

    profane language

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  1. List of paraphrases for "profanity":

    rudeness, blasphemy

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  1. Mark Twain:

    In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Trump used profanity three times in his speech, and look I'm not an old fuddy duddy, but this should at least be G ... rated, i mean, we're running for president of the United States. Children listen to this stuff.

  3. Eric Striker:

    I was angry and I was outraged, i apologize for the profanity, but I'm not apologizing about how I felt, because that's how I felt in my heart.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

  5. Donald Trump:

    When signs are put up, lifted up with tremendous profanity on them, I mean the worst profanity, and you have television cameras all over the place and people see these signs, I think maybe those people have some blame and should suffer some blame, also.

Translations for profanity

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  • شتمArabic
  • Profanität, FluchGerman
  • αθυροστομίαGreek
  • blasfemia, profano, lenguaje soezSpanish
  • kirosanaFinnish
  • gros mot, impiété, insanitéFrench
  • makian, kata-kata kotor, umpatan, bahasa kasar, bahasa kotorIndonesian
  • 卑語, 冒涜, 雑言Japanese
  • pisuhanJavanese
  • przekleństwo, wulgaryzmPolish
  • înjurăturăRomanian
  • матерщина, ругань, брань, богохульство, профанация, сквернословие, матRussian
  • การดูหมิ่นThai
  • lời nói tục tĩuVietnamese
  • 亵渎Chinese

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