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Synonyms for profane
prəˈfeɪn, proʊ-pro·fane

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Wiktionary

  1. profaneadjective

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

  2. profaneadjective

    To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.

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

  3. profaneadjective

    To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

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

  4. profaneadjective

    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

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

    Antonyms:
    celebrate, commemorate, keep, observe, solemnize

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. profaneadjective

    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. profaneverb

    Synonyms:
    defile, pollute, desecrate, abuse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blasphemous, blue, profaneadjective

    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, secularadjective

    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, unsanctifiedadjective

    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, sacrilegiousverb

    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, misdirectverb

    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, violateverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. profaneadjective

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

  2. profaneadjective

    Synonyms:
    unhallowed, impure, polluted

  3. profaneadjective

    Synonyms:
    secular, not sacred

  4. profaneverb

    Synonyms:
    desecrate, pollute, defile, abuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. profaneadjective

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

  2. profaneverb

    Synonyms:
    violate, desecrate, debase, prostitute, defile

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "profane":

    desecrate

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How to use profane in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. 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.

  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. 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.


Translations for profane

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  • profanarSpanish
  • بی حرمتی کردنPersian
  • rienaava, profaani, maallinen, häpäistäFinnish
  • sacrilège, profane, impur, sale, profanerFrench
  • अपवित्रHindi
  • dissacrato, sacrilego, blasfemo, secolare, profano, sconsacrato, empio, profanatoItalian
  • профан, световенMacedonian
  • profanoPortuguese
  • богохульныйRussian

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