1. profanity

noun. ['proʊˈfænəti'] vulgar or irreverent speech or action.


  • cuss
  • filth
  • vocalization
  • utterance
  • dirty word
  • obscenity
  • blasphemy
  • curse word
  • swearing
  • swearword
  • expletive
  • smut
  • curse
  • vulgarism


  • cleanness
  • sanitariness
  • decency
  • disinfect


  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • profane (English)
  • prophane (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Profanity

  • inhumanity
  • insanity
  • vanity
  • sanity

Example sentences of the word profanity

1. Noun, singular or mass
Social profanity is one of the more common kinds used in the workplace.

Quotes containing the word profanity

1. Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
- Bill Cosby

2. I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred.
- Ernest Hemingway

3. Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer."[Mark Twain, a Biography]
- Mark Twain