semiprofanity

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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