Synonyms for profanity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pruh-fan-i-tee, proh-
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ-

Top 10 synonyms for profanity Other synonyms for the word profanity

Définition of profanity

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Late Latin profanitas, from Latin profanus (see profane (adj.)). Extended sense of "foul language" is from Old Testament commandment against "profaning" the name of the Lord.
  • noun foul language
Example sentences :
  • "I won't listen in silence to the profanity of that old heathen," she cried.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Sometimes, perhaps, profanity seems picturesque and effective.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Twentieth Century » by David Starr Jordan
  • My blue-eyed friend erected himself into an obelisk of profanity.
  • Extract from : « American Notes » by Rudyard Kipling
  • Profanity had never been strongly discountenanced at "Gunn's."
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • I rejoined with some severity, for I have never held with profanity.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Around them came the muffled voices of men, free with profanity.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • "For your profanity and want of courtesy we will make the ransom a thousand philips, then," said he.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • To seek advice from Heaven on such points was a sort of profanity.
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • He was not given to profanity, but he could say "Judas Priest" in a way that sizzled.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 » by Various
  • He was not, for a second or two, quite satisfied that the reply was devoid of profanity.
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for profanity

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