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profane


I - verb
1. 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
Syn:
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise,
debauch, debase, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Derivationally related forms:
depravation (for: deprave), depravity (for: deprave), profanation, debasement (for: debase), debauchee (for: debauch), debaucher (for: debauch), debauchery (for: debauch), debauch (for: debauch), demoralisation (for: demoralise), demoralization (for: demoralize), subversion (for: subvert), perversive (for: pervert), pervert (for: pervert), corruptible (for: corrupt), corruptive (for: corrupt), corruption (for: corrupt)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect,
lead off, lead astray, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
2. violate the sacred character of a place or language
- desecrate a cemetery
- violate the sanctity of the church
- profane the name of God
Syn:
desecrate, outrage, violate
Derivationally related forms:
violative (for: violate), violation (for: violate), profanation, desecration (for: desecrate)
Hypernyms:
assail, assault, set on, attack
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

II - adjective
1. characterized by profanity or cursing (Freq. 1)
- foul-mouthed and blasphemous
- blue language
- profane words
Syn:
blasphemous, blue
Similar to:
dirty
Derivationally related forms:
profaneness, profanity, blasphemy (for: blasphemous)
2. not concerned with or devoted to religion
- sacred and profane music
- secular drama
- secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment
Syn:
secular
Ant:
sacred
Similar to:
laic, lay, secular, profanatory
See Also:
earthly, impious, worldly, secular, temporal
Derivationally related forms:
profaneness
3. not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
Syn:
unconsecrated, unsanctified
Similar to:
unholy, unhallowed
4. 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
Syn:
blasphemous, sacrilegious
Similar to:
irreverent
Derivationally related forms:
sacrilege (for: sacrilegious), sacrilegiousness (for: sacrilegious), profaneness, blasphemy (for: blasphemous)

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