profanity

[pruh-fan-i-tee, proh-]
noun, plural profanities for 2.
1.
the quality of being profane; irreverence.
2.
profane conduct or language; a profane act or utterance.
3.
obscenity ( defs 2, 3 ).

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin profānitās. See profane, -ity

nonprofanity, noun, plural nonprofanities.
semiprofanity, noun, plural semiprofanities.


1, 2. blasphemy, sacrilege. 2. swearing, malediction; curse.
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profanity (prəˈfænɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or quality of being profane
2.  vulgar or irreverent action, speech, etc

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profanity
c.1600, from L.L. profanitas, from L. profanus (see profane). Extended sense of "foul language" is from Old Testament commandment against "profaning" the name of the Lord.
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Example sentences
It includes strong language that stops short of outright profanity.
In the last decade, the occasional profanity has crept onto network and
  basic-cable television.
Now his lack of experience is showing up big time and he has to resort to
  profanity to show he is in charge which he is not.
Harry's talents included a gift for telling stories eloquent with adjectival
  profanity.
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