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Synonyms for profaneness

Synonyms for profaneness

an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity

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unholiness by virtue of being profane

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The language of the pulpit occupied the listener's identity while the numinous experience evoked the need for a covering of one's creaturely profaneness, thus providing experiential confirmation to the Christ invitation.
By the King, A Proclamation for the Encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for Preventing and Punishing of Vice, Profaneness and Immorality (London: printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1787), reprinted in Radzinowiez, A History of English Criminal Law, 3: 488-90.
The Fifteenth Account of the Progress made towards suppressing profaneness and debauchery, (London, 1710), quoted in Trumbach, Sex and the Gender Revolution, 93.
19) Josiah Woodward, An Account of the progress of the Reformation of Manners in England, Ireland, and other parts of the World, to which is added the special obligations of Magistrates to be diligent in the execution of penal laws against profaneness and debauchery, 1st edition, London, 1698.
His first chapter examines the production of satiric comedy in the years immediately following Jeremy Collier's Short View of the Immorality, and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698).
Profaneness, pride, luxury, injustice, intemperance, lewdness, and every species of debauchery and loose indulgence greatly abound.
What we spoke of: "the archetypal framework of nature," "the mystical elements of reality," "the profaneness of the motif of coincidence and of every extreme situation.
According to which version you read, the crowds resented the loss of eleven days' pay, the imposition of a `popish' calendar imported from Roman Catholic countries, `the supposed profaneness of changing the saints' days', or even the loss of eleven days of their lives.
British Jews were familiar with the 1698 law "for the most effectual suppression of blasphemy and profaneness.
Virginia parents demanded that local militia officers oversee their sons' "moral conduct" by keeping them away from "gaming, profaneness, and debauchery.
He was a professed enemy of Popery and profaneness, a true friend and fautor of all godly and painful preachers .
In contrast to this hallowed ground, a series of translucent curtains, reminiscent of a hospital intensive-care unit, divide the stage into regular, indistinguishable examining rooms, embodying "the epitome of profaneness, since in geometry all space has exactly the same value, and the figures that are traced in this space can be done and undone without the least compunction.
In his notorious A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698), Collier attacks William Wycherley, John Dryden, William Congreve, Sir John Vanbrugh, and Thomas D'Urfey.