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.

    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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profanitynoun

    irreverence, profaneness, blasphemy

  2. profanitynoun

    profane language

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "profanity":

    rudeness, blasphemy

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How to use profanity in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Cheryl McDonald:

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

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I thought about it after I said it, i don't know, there is a judge somewhere that's gonna tell me whether or not that's profanity?

  5. 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.

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  1. profanity

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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