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Meaning & Definition of Profane in English

English

Profane

/proʊfen/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • corrupt
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise
  • ,
  • debauch
  • ,
  • debase
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • vitiate
  • ,
  • deprave
  • ,
  • misdirect

2. Violate the sacred character of a place or language

  • "Desecrate a cemetery"
  • "Violate the sanctity of the church"
  • "Profane the name of god"
    synonym:
  • desecrate
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • outrage
  • ,
  • violate

adjective

1. Characterized by profanity or cursing

  • "Foul-mouthed and blasphemous"
  • "Blue language"
  • "Profane words"
    synonym:
  • blasphemous
  • ,
  • blue
  • ,
  • profane

2. Not concerned with or devoted to religion

  • "Sacred and profane music"
  • "Secular drama"
  • "Secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
    synonym:
  • profane
  • ,
  • secular

3. Not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

    synonym:
  • profane
  • ,
  • unconsecrated
  • ,
  • unsanctified

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"
    synonym:
  • blasphemous
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • sacrilegious