Definitions for profaneprəˈfeɪn, proʊ-
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blasphemous, blue, profane(adj)
characterized by profanity or cursing
"foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
not concerned with or devoted to religion
"sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
profane, unconsecrated, unsanctified(adj)
not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious(verb)
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
"blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
"debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
desecrate, profane, outrage, violate(verb)
violate the sacred character of a place or language
"desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
A person or thing that is profane.
A person not a Mason.
To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.
To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.
Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.
Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; blasphemous, impious. Hence, specifically; Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
Origin: From prophane, from profanus, from pro- + fanum.
not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place
unclean; impure; polluted; unholy
treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious
irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue
to violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God
to put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile
Origin: [L. profanare: cf. F. profaner. See Profane, a.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No facts are to me sacred none are profane I simply experiment, an endless seeker with no Past at my back.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
People who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain why they supported her, have been subject to attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat.
The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creatureBut still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid featureYet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extendedAn atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended.
She and other people who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain -- just explain -- why they supported her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat.
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