What is another word for profanity?

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

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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.

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

    Antonyms:
    benediction, benison, blessing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profanitynoun

    vulgar or irreverent speech or action

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    irreverence, profaneness, blasphemy

  2. profanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    profane language

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "profanity":

    rudeness, blasphemy

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5429ban
#11618curse
#14725oath
#16931affidavit
#24560vow
#26932profanity
#27225swearing
#33803blasphemy
#39118cursing
#48561anathema
#61866rudeness
#64752denunciation
#202613blaspheming
#222448reprobation
#251405malediction
#326654execration

How to use profanity in a sentence?

  1. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.

  2. 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.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Unless I'm caught with a camera I didn't see, I'm not going to use profanity in public.

  4. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Ivanka Trump disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.

  5. Covington Police:

    Starts screaming and using profanity at the employee, aggressively walking toward her, punching her fist into her hand.


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
  • 亵渎Chinese

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