Meaning of “profanity” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “profanity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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profanitynoun [ C/U ]

us /prəˈfæn·ɪ·t̬i, proʊ-/

words that are offensive because of not respecting religion, or ofensive because of being rude:

[ U ] The film contains profanity and violence.
[ C usually pl ] They shouted profanities at us.

(Definition of “profanity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)