profanity definition, profanity meaning | English dictionary

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      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the state or quality of being profane  
2    vulgar or irreverent action, speech, etc.  
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abuse, blasphemy, curse, cursing, execration, foul language, four-letter word, impiety, imprecation, irreverence, malediction, obscenity, profaneness, sacrilege, swearing, swearword  

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the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
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