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Profane meaning

profane - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
  2. 2. Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
  3. 3. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
  4. 4. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
  5. 5. Profanation.
  6. 6. Profaneness, profanity.
  7. 7. To violate; degrade by using; dishonor.
  8. 8. Unholy; impious; secular.

profane - examples of usage

  1. There he cut off the motor, and he heard men's voices, profane and agitated and alarmed. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  2. Jerry beat hard, accompanying his blows with profane speech plainly indicating that he felt he was at work on the I. W. W. In short order they put out this little fire. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  3. " Well, let him draw the curtain, and leave me to repose," returned the voice, ending the sentence with what sounded very like an oath, too profane to proceed from such reverend lips. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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