profane


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Synonyms for profane

Synonyms for profane

showing irreverence and contempt for something sacred

not religious in subject matter, form, or use

to spoil or mar the sanctity of

Synonyms for profane

violate the sacred character of a place or language

characterized by profanity or cursing

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not concerned with or devoted to religion

not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

References in classic literature ?
From another a shrill lamentation rang out filled with profane allusions to a general.
I said liberty to worship God, not license to profane and ridicule him.
The more knowing ones of the tribe look on and laugh; thinking it all too foolish to do harm; but they will soon find that women, children, and fools, form a large majority of every community, and they will have, eventually, to follow the new light, or be considered among the profane.
The one finished by complete failure what he commenced in the grossest misconception; the other, by a path which could not possibly lead him astray, arrived at a triumph which is not the less glorious because hidden from the profane eyes of the multitude.
And certainly it is little better, when atheists, and profane persons, do hear of so many discordant, and contrary opinions in religion; it doth avert them from the church, and maketh them, to sit down in the chair of the scorners.
Even in the paroxysm of his grief he would not have dared to profane the dead, or for the first time disturb the slumber of his master.
He did not profane his cloth by dancing; but it was with difficulty he could refrain, poor man: he looked as if he were dying to ask my hand just for ONE set; and--oh
And when he inquired of the high priest who should first profane the altars and temples of their idols with the enclosures that were about them, Coifi answered,
Captain Hall was a dreadfully profane man and used to swear blood-curdling oaths.
No rumour or echo of rumour had reached the profane in the West-End--let alone in the guileless marine suburb of Hove.
Her unconsciousness of the evil which lives in the secret thoughts and therefore in the open acts of mankind, whenever it happens that evil thought meets evil courage; her unconsciousness was to be broken into with profane violence with desecrating circumstances, like a temple violated by a mad, vengeful impiety.
You are so very irreligious, so exceedingly undutiful, so horribly profane,' rejoined his father, turning his face lazily towards him, and cracking another nut, 'that I positively must interrupt you here.
HAFIZABAD -- Sunni Thehrik Hafizabad today observed YoomeTahufaz NamooseRisalat (PBUH) and staged demonstration in ShereRabbani Chowk Vanike road to protest against the profane caricature published by Charlie Obdhe in France.
23 ( ANI ): Anonymity makes a difference online, with a number of anonymous comments containing vulgar, racist, profane or hateful language, a new study has found.
An Ohio teenager wearing a T-shirt with "killer" scrawled on it gave a profane statement and made an obscene gesture in court as he was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for killing three students in a school shooting rampage last year.