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profanity

noun uk   /prəˈfæn.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ formal
[C or U] (an example of) showing no respect for a god or a religion, especially through language [C] an offensive or obscene word or phrase: It was the song's opening line, a series of profanities, that caused the record to be banned on the radio station.
Translations of “profanity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瀆神, 褻瀆的語言, 下流話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渎神, 亵渎的语言, 下流话…
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