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Definition of "profanity" []

  • The condition or quality of being profane. (noun)
  • Abusive, vulgar, or irreverent language. (noun)
  • The use of such language. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "profanity" in a sentence
  • "For example, if you want to make sure that your posts and comments contain no profanity, you might define a global variable with a list of forbidden words, and then create the following PHP function: function filter_profanity ($content) {global $profanities; foreach ($profanities as $profanity) {"
  • "And the profanity is a method of “ridicule” designed to demonstrate you are so vile and pathetic you are unworthy of common decency."
  • "The FCC's expansion of its jurisdiction to cover what it defines as profanity puts that assumption under a great deal of strain."