Complete Definition of "profane"

English

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Etymology
From from L. profanus (âproperlyâ, âbefore the templeâ, i.e., without the temple, unholy); pro- (âbeforeâ) + fanum (âtempleâ); via F..

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪn|-eɪn

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
  2. unclean|Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
  3. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; 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
secular; temporal; worldly; unsanctified; unhallowed; unholy; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; wicked; godless; impious

Translations
trans-top|Not sacred or holy
Finnish: maallinen, profaani
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trans-top|Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy
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trans-top|Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity
Finnish: rienaava
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ttbc|German: profan
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ttbc|Ido: profana

Verb
en-verb|profan|es

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

Translations
trans-top|To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt
Finnish: häpäistä
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trans-top|To put to a wrong or unworthy use
Finnish: häpäistä
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Noun
en-noun

  1. freemasonry A person not a Mason.

Related terms
profanation
profanity

Category:English transitive verbs


French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /pÊÉ.fan/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /pRO.fan/

Adjective
fr-infl-adj|smprofane|sfprofane|pmprofanes|pfprofanes|smppÊÉ.fan|sfppÊÉ.fan|pmppÊÉ.fan|pfppÊÉ.fan
profane

  1. profane

Related terms
profanateur
profanation
profaner

Category:French adjectives


Italian

Adjective
profane p

  1. feminine of|profano#Adjective|profano

Noun
profane f

  1. plural of|profana|lang=Italian

Category:Italian adjective forms

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