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profane




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profane
     1. adj. Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.
     2. adj. Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.
           profane authors
     3. adj. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or scorn; blasphemous, impious.
     4. adj. Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain
           a profane person, word, oath, or tongue
     5. n. A person or thing that is profane.
     6. n. (freemasonry) A person not a Mason.
     7. v. To violate (something sacred); to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate
           One should not profane the name of God.
           to profane the Scriptures
     8. v. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

Example Sentences

You thought a cardinal too profane


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