[ pruh-fan-i-tee, proh- ]
/ prəˈfæn ɪ ti, proʊ- /

noun, plural pro·fan·i·ties for 2.

the quality of being profane; irreverence.
profane conduct or language; a profane act or utterance.

Origin of profanity

From the Late Latin word profānitās, dating back to 1600–10. See profane, -ity

Related forms

non·pro·fan·i·ty, noun, plural non·pro·fan·i·ties.sem·i·pro·fan·i·ty, noun, plural sem·i·pro·fan·i·ties. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for profanity


/ (prəˈfænɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being profane
vulgar or irreverent action, speech, etc

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