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profanity meaning

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  • Profanity, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "an offensive word" or "offensive language".
  • In its older, more literal sense, the term "profanity" refers to "offensive words, or religious words, used in a way that shows you do not respect God or holy things", or behaviour showing similar disrespect.
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    Definition of profanity in English Dictionary

  • NounPLprofanitiesPREpro-SUF-ity
    1. NU The quality of being profane.
      1. His profanity left the entire audience in shock. ‎
    2. NC Obscene, lewd or abusive language.
      1. Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -ity
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of profanity for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "profanity" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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