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profane

pro·fane

profane

 
 
pronunciation:
pr feIn [or] pro feIn
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: irreverent or irreligious; blasphemous.
The sculpture depicting Christ as a woman was declared profane.Martin Luther was condemned by the church for his profane teachings.
synonyms:
blasphemous, irreligious, irreverent
antonyms:
reverent
similar words:
evil, heretical, immoral, impious, peccant, reprobate, sacrilegious, sinful, ungodly, unholy, wicked
definition 2: vulgar or obscene.
She claimed the book was filled with filthy pictures and profane language.
synonyms:
filthy, indecent, obscene, vulgar
antonyms:
decorous
similar words:
base, cheap, coarse, dirty, foul, lewd, nasty, ribald, smutty, vile
definition 3: of or pertaining to worldly matters; secular.
He gave up his profane existence and became a monk.
synonyms:
mundane, secular, temporal, worldly
antonyms:
religious, sacred
similar words:
carnal, earthly, lay, nonreligious, terrestrial
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: profaned, profanes, profaning
definition 1: to treat (something considered sacred) in an irreverant or disrespectful manner; defile.
The invaders profaned and destroyed the sacred temples.
synonyms:
blaspheme, defile, desecrate, violate
similar words:
curse, damn, execrate
definition 2: to use for improper or degrading purposes; abuse.
You profane your body taking these drugs.
synonyms:
abuse, pervert
similar words:
corrupt, debase, defile, degrade, deprave, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, pollute, prostitute, ruin, violate
derivations: profanely (adv.), profaneness (n.), profaner (n.)