- Profanity is defined as vulgar or obscene language or behavior.
The use of swear words is an example of profanity.
- the state or quality of being profane
- pl. profanities something profane; esp., profane language or the use of profane language
Origin: LL(Ec) profanitas
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noun pl. pro·fan·i·ties
- The condition or quality of being profane.
- a. Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language.b. The use of such language.