What does the word profanity mean?

Usage examples for profanity

  1. Shocked and disgusted at her profanity, I bade her pray, and not waste the few moments that might be hers in using oaths and bad language. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  2. He took my hands in his and gave me both commendation and congratulation, though they were stayed and braced with unconscious profanity; and I squeezed his hands hard and said: You are so good, oh! – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris