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Antonyms for profane
prəˈfeɪn, proʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blasphemous, blue, profane(adj)

    characterized by profanity or cursing

    "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"

    Antonyms:
    quasi-religious, sacral, inviolate, unutterable, divine, tabu, reverent, clean, inviolable, holy, sublime, unspeakable, sacred, inspirational, unnameable, sacrosanct, reverend, religious, spiritual, ineffable, numinous, unobjectionable, taboo

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, racy, sacrilegious, gamy, bluish, dismal, dark, unconsecrated, gentle, disconsolate, down in the mouth, gloomy, drear, puritanical, low, naughty, blue, secular, blueish, gamey, downhearted, juicy, downcast, blasphemous, drab, patrician, blue-blooded, unsanctified, spicy, aristocratic, blue(a), sorry, aristocratical, puritanic, grim, depressed, dingy, dreary, risque, low-spirited

  2. profane, secular(adj)

    not concerned with or devoted to religion

    "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"

    Antonyms:
    holy, taboo, tabu, divine, unspeakable, inviolate, clean, inspirational, religious, numinous, ineffable, sacred, inviolable, sacrosanct, sublime, reverend, spiritual, unobjectionable, quasi-religious, unutterable, unnameable, sacral, reverent

    Synonyms:
    lay, secular, worldly, unconsecrated, blasphemous, laic, unsanctified, temporal, sacrilegious, blue

  3. profane, unconsecrated, unsanctified(adj)

    not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

    Antonyms:
    ineffable, quasi-religious, unutterable, reverent, spiritual, inviolable, sacrosanct, clean, sacred, unnameable, inviolate, tabu, religious, taboo, sacral, unobjectionable, reverend, holy, unspeakable, sublime, divine, numinous, inspirational

    Synonyms:
    unconsecrated, blasphemous, blue, unsanctified, secular, sacrilegious

  4. blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    quasi-religious, clean, ineffable, divine, spiritual, reverend, sacred, reverent, taboo, unspeakable, inviolable, unobjectionable, sacrosanct, religious, tabu, holy, numinous, inviolate, sublime, sacral, inspirational, unnameable, unutterable

    Synonyms:
    unconsecrated, blasphemous, blue, secular, unsanctified, sacrilegious

  5. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    tabu, ineffable, reverend, sublime, inviolable, sacral, holy, numinous, inviolate, unspeakable, sacred, unnameable, divine, taboo, reverent, sacrosanct, quasi-religious, spiritual, unutterable, religious, unobjectionable, inspirational, clean

    Synonyms:
    subvert, bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, pervert, dismay, debauch, spoil, corrupt

  6. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate(verb)

    violate the sacred character of a place or language

    "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

    Antonyms:
    sacral, sacrosanct, quasi-religious, ineffable, tabu, unspeakable, holy, unutterable, sublime, clean, numinous, unnameable, sacred, inviolate, reverent, unobjectionable, religious, inspirational, reverend, divine, taboo, spiritual, inviolable

    Synonyms:
    dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, scandalize, dishonor, plunder, demoralise, deconsecrate, misdirect, desecrate, debase, pervert, demoralize, transgress, appal, break, despoil, subvert, vitiate, deprave, breach, rape, violate, infract, shock, appall, outrage, unhallow, assault, go against, debauch, spoil, corrupt

Wiktionary

  1. profane(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    worldly, irreverent, secular, irreligious, godless, vulgar, wicked, temporal, ungodly, unhallowed, impious, unsanctified, unholy

  2. profane(adjective)

    Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.

    Synonyms:
    godless, impious, worldly, unholy, irreligious, temporal, secular, wicked, unsanctified, unhallowed, ungodly, vulgar, irreverent

  3. profane(adjective)

    Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.

    Synonyms:
    irreverent, impious, unsanctified, temporal, godless, unholy, unhallowed, ungodly, worldly, secular, vulgar, wicked, irreligious

  4. profane(adjective)

    Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; blasphemous, impious. Hence, specifically; Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.

    Synonyms:
    temporal, vulgar, secular, irreverent, godless, unholy, impious, unhallowed, unsanctified, ungodly, irreligious, wicked, worldly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profane

    Antonyms:
    celebrate, commemorate, keep, observe, solemnize

    Synonyms:
    contemn, despise, dishonor, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, violate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profane(a)

    Antonyms:
    holy, consecrated, sacred, spiritual, sanctified, reverent, religious, godly, pious, devout

    Synonyms:
    unconsecrated, secular, temporal, unsanctified, unholy, irreligious, irreverent, ungodly, wicked, godless, impious, blasphemous

  2. profane(v)

    Synonyms:
    defile, pollute, desecrate, abuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profane(a)

    Synonyms:
    unconsecrated, secular, unsanctified, unholy, blasphemous, irreverent, impious, sacrilegious

  2. profane(v)

    Synonyms:
    violate, desecrate, debase, prostitute, defile

How to use profane in a sentence?

  1. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.

  2. Henry Van Dyke:

    Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Even military cemeteries or public transportation advertising authorities could lose control over whether that graphic or profane content would be displayed on their property.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    She and other people who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain -- just explain -- why they supported her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat.

  5. George Washington:

    The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

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