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 Dictionary entry overview: What does profanity mean? 

  The noun PROFANITY has 1 sense:

1. vulgar or irreverent speech or action

  Familiarity information: PROFANITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Vulgar or irreverent speech or action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("profanity" is a kind of...):

utterance; vocalization (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "profanity"):

blasphemy (blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred))

dirty word; filth; obscenity; smut; vulgarism (an offensive or indecent word or phrase)

curse; curse word; cuss; expletive; oath; swearing; swearword (profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger)

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