The use of swear words is an example of profanity.
- the state or quality of being profane
- pl. -·ties something profane; esp., profane language or the use of profane language
Origin of profanityEcclesiastical Late Latin profanitas
- The condition or quality of being profane.
- a. Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language.b. The use of such language.
(countable and uncountable, plural profanities)
profane +"Ž -ity