profanity

Part of speech: noun

The state of being profane; profane language; blasphemy.

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Usage examples "profanity":

  1. Consequently our camp is infested more or less with gambling, drunkenness, and profanity, and all their train of attending evils, and at times we long for campaigning in the field, where it seems to us we may rid ourselves of this demoralization. - "Three Years in the Federal Cavalry", Willard Glazier.
  2. 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", Susanna Moodie.
  3. 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", Clara Morris.