noun, plural pro·fan·i·ties for 2.
Origin of profanity
Examples from the Web for profanity
Bieber will push the envelope with the profanity of his times.Justin Bieber: Not a Racist, But Is He Really a N*****?|John McWhorter|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That we should all muster our human empathy, and create from this profanity a shared understanding of the Iraq War.
Jackson was also blamed for widespread censorship on the airwaves, which went all-out in banning any sort of nudity or profanity.Super Bowl’s ‘Nipplegate’ Fiasco 10 Years Later: The Pop Diva, the Boob, and the Outrage|Marlow Stern|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This video, shot May 10 by a terrified station agent and posted one month later, contains nudity and profanity.Naked Subway Man, Chris Christie, ‘Get Lucky’ & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now it has a different meaning: to inundate someone with profanity and insults.The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer|Josh Dzieza|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This remarkable conversation was flavored throughout with the vilest species of profanity.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
It was a profanity—a defiling, I swore; from which you'll see, that Bardelys was grown of a sudden very nice.Bardelys the Magnificent|Rafael Sabatini
The scheme, though bordering on profanity, succeeded in the manner intended.
Profanity is indulged in to a considerable extent, and in some places seems the vernacular language.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
The sergeant coughed and apologized for his bit of profanity.
noun plural -ties
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.