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Synonyms 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"

    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

    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

  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"

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

    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

  3. profane, unconsecrated, unsanctified(adj)

    not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

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

    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

  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"

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

    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

  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"

    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

    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

  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"

    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

    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

Wiktionary

  1. profane(noun)

    A person or thing that is profane.

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

  2. profane(noun)

    A person not a Mason.

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

  3. 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:
    irreverent, impious, unsanctified, temporal, godless, unholy, unhallowed, ungodly, worldly, secular, vulgar, wicked, irreligious

  4. profane(adjective)

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profane

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

    Antonyms:
    celebrate, commemorate, keep, observe, solemnize

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profane(a)

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

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

  2. profane(v)

    Synonyms:
    defile, pollute, desecrate, abuse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profane(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irreverent, irreligious, blasphemous, wicked, sacrilegious, impious

  2. profane(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unhallowed, impure, polluted

  3. profane(a.)

    Synonyms:
    secular, not sacred

  4. profane(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    desecrate, pollute, defile, abuse

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    desecrate

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Translations for profane

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  • profanarSpanish
  • بی حرمتی کردنPersian
  • rienaava, profaani, häpäistä, maallinenFinnish
  • sacrilège, profane, profaner, sale, impurFrench
  • profanato, empio, profano, secolare, dissacrato, sacrilego, blasfemo, sconsacratoItalian
  • профан, световенMacedonian
  • profanoPortuguese
  • богохульныйRussian

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