Definitions for profane

Definitions for (verb) profane

Main entry: outrage, profane, violate, desecrate

Definition: violate the sacred character of a place or language

Usage: desecrate a cemetery; violate the sanctity of the church; profane the name of God

Main entry: debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, corrupt, subvert, profane, misdirect, pervert, vitiate

Definition: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Usage: debauch the young people with wine and women; Socrates was accused of corrupting young men; Do school counselors subvert young children?; corrupt the morals

Definitions for (adj) profane

Main entry: profane, blasphemous, blue

Definition: characterized by profanity or cursing

Usage: foul-mouthed and blasphemous; blue language; profane words

Main entry: blasphemous, sacrilegious, profane

Definition: grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

Usage: blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath; profane utterances against the Church; it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on

Main entry: unconsecrated, profane, unsanctified

Definition: not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

Main entry: profane, secular

Definition: not concerned with or devoted to religion

Usage: sacred and profane music; secular drama; secular architecture, children being brought up in an entirely profane environment

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