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PROFANE

1. [v] violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"

2. [v] 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"

3. [s] characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"

4. [s] 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"

5. [s] not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

6. [a] not sacred or concerned with religion; "sacred and profane music"; "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"

similar words

1. [a] dirty

2. [a] irreverent

3. [a] unholy

4. [a] unhallowed

5. [s] laic

6. [s] lay

7. [s] secular

8. [s] profanatory

9. [s] secularized

10. [s] secularised

11. [s] temporal

12. [s] worldly

opposite words

1. [a] sacred

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