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English definition of “profanity”

profanity

noun     /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 Swearing and blasphemyHoliness [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 .Swearing and blasphemy
(Definition of profanity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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