HyperDic: profane

English > 6 senses of the word profane:
ADJECTIVEallprofane, blasphemous, bluecharacterized by profanity or cursing
allprofane, secularnot concerned with or devoted to religion
allprofane, unconsecrated, unsanctifiednot holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
allprofane, blasphemous, sacrilegiousgrossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
VERBsocialprofane, corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
socialprofane, desecrate, outrage, violateviolate the sacred character of a place or language
profane > pronunciation
Soundsprowfey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > profane: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by profanity or cursing.
Example "profane words"
Synonymsblasphemous, blue
Broaderdirty(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
Spanishblasfemo, profano
Catalanblasfem, profà
Nounsprofanenessunholiness by virtue of being profane
profanityvulgar or irreverent speech or action
Adverbsprofanelywith curses
English > profane: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot concerned with or devoted to religion.
Examples
  • "sacred and profane music"
  • "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
Synonymsecular
Narrowerlaic, lay, secularCharacteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
profanatoryProfaning or tending to desecrate
See alsoearthlyOf or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
impiouslacking piety or reverence for a god
worldly, secular, temporalcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Oppositesacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishprofano
Nounsprofanenessan attitude of irreverence or contempt / contempt for a divinity
English > profane: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled.
Synonymsunconsecrated, unsanctified
Broaderunholy, unhallowednot hallowed or consecrated
Spanishprofano
Catalanprofà
English > profane: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaninggrossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred.
Example "profane utterances against the Church"
Synonymsblasphemous, sacrilegious
Broaderirreverentshowing lack of due respect or veneration
Spanishblasfemo, irreverente, sacrílego
Catalansacríleg
Nounsprofanenessan attitude of irreverence or contempt / contempt for a divinity
Adverbsprofanelyin an irreverent or profane manner
English > profane: 6 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymscorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Narrowerbastardize, bastardisechange something so that its value declines
infectCorrupt with ideas or an ideology / ideology
lead off, lead astrayteach immoral behavior to
poisonspoil as if by poison
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalisedebase through carnal gratification
subornincite to commit a crime or an evil deed
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcorromper, depravar, desmoralizar, desviar, envilecer, pervertir, profanar, solo miembro embrujar, subvertir, viciar
Catalancorrompre, pervertir
Nounsprofanationdegradation of something worthy of respect
English > profane: 6 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningviolate the sacred character of a place or language.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "profane the name of God"
Synonymsdesecrate, outrage, violate
Broaderassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Spanishdesecrar, profanar
Catalanprofanar
Nounsprofanationblasphemous behavior

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