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Synonyms for profanity
prəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. profanity(noun)

    vulgar or irreverent speech or action

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profanity(n.)

    irreverence, profaneness, blasphemy

  2. profanity(n.)

    profane language

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rudeness, blasphemy

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How to use profanity in a sentence?

  1. Dee Snider:

    I don’t think profanity has anything to do with Christianity, i was getting a sense from your presentation that you were a very wholesome type of performer.

  2. Cheryl McDonald:

    They were yelling. I think the only words they know in the dictionary are profanity.

  3. Mark Twain:

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

  4. Piers Morgan:

    You've come on here, you've been rude and abusive, you sound unhinged. You've been using profanity and you were somebody I used to admire.

  5. The Kentucky senator:

    It is hard for me not to use profanity in describing it, we should be using the leverage of the debt ceiling to actually enforce spending restraint.

Translations for profanity

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  • شتمArabic
  • Fluch, ProfanitätGerman
  • αθυροστομίαGreek
  • profano, lenguaje soez, blasfemiaSpanish
  • kirosanaFinnish
  • gros mot, impiété, insanitéFrench
  • makian, bahasa kotor, bahasa kasar, umpatan, kata-kata kotorIndonesian
  • 雑言, 冒涜, 卑語Japanese
  • pisuhanJavanese
  • wulgaryzm, przekleństwoPolish
  • înjurăturăRomanian
  • матерщина, мат, сквернословие, богохульство, ругань, брань, профанацияRussian
  • การดูหมิ่นThai

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