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〔 prәˋfen 〕


〔 prәˊfein 〕

Overview of verb profane

The verb profane has 2 senses

  • corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (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")

  • desecrate, profane, outrage, violate -- (violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God")

Overview of adj profane

The adj profane has 4 senses

  • blasphemous, blue, profane -- (characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")

  • profane, secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")

  • profane, unconsecrated, unsanctified -- (not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled)

  • blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious -- (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")