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  Definition of profane
  1. violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
  2. 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"
  3. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
  4. 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"
  5. not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
  6. not sacred or concerned with religion; "sacred and profane music"; "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
Similar Words: desecrate, outrage, violate, corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, vitiate, deprave, misdirect, blasphemous, blue, sacrilegious, unconsecrated, unsanctified

 

See Also: earthly, impious

 

Hyponyms: sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect, lead off, lead astray, whore, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn

 

Derivational Morphology: irreverence, violation, trespass, encroachment, intrusion, usurpation, profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege, degradation, debasement, libertine, debauchee, rounder, violator, debaucher, ravisher, orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry, demoralization, demoralisation, corruption, subversion, pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate

 

 
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