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Samples where profane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • desecrate a cemetery
  • violate the sanctity of the church
  • profane the name of God

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is a kind of ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

Samples where profane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of profane ) debase through carnal gratification

(... is a kind of profane ) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

"society was infected by racism"

(... is a kind of profane ) teach immoral behavior to

"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

(... is a kind of profane ) spoil as if by poison

"poison someone's mind" "poison the atmosphere in the office"

(... is a kind of profane ) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

(... is a kind of profane ) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

Definition 3: not concerned with or devoted to religion - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where profane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sacred and profane music
  • secular drama
  • secular architecture
  • children being brought up in an entirely profane environment

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is similar to ...) characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

"set his collar in laic rather than clerical position" "the lay ministry"

(profane is similar to ...) profaning or tending to desecrate

(means also ...) of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven

"earthly beings" "believed that our earthly life is all that matters" "earthly love" "our earthly home"

(means also ...) lacking piety or reverence for a god

(means also ...) characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

"worldly goods and advancement" "temporal possessions of the church"

Definition 4: characterized by profanity or cursing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foul-mouthed and blasphemous
  • blue language
  • profane words

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is similar to ...) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"

Definition 5: grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where profane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath
  • profane utterances against the Church
  • it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is similar to ...) showing lack of due respect or veneration

"irreverent scholars mocking sacred things" "noisy irreverent tourists"

Definition 6: not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for profane in the sense of this definition

(profane is similar to ...) not hallowed or consecrated

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