profane definition, profane meaning | English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images
Collins

profane

  

      adj  
1    having or indicating contempt, irreverence, or disrespect for a divinity or something sacred  
2    not designed or used for religious purposes; secular  
3    not initiated into the inner mysteries or sacred rites  
4    vulgar, coarse, or blasphemous  
profane language     
      vb   tr  
5    to treat or use (something sacred) with irreverence  
6    to put to an unworthy or improper use  
     (C15: from Latin profanus outside the temple, from pro-1 + fanum temple)  
  profanation      n  
  profanatory      adj  
  profanely      adv  
  profaneness      n  
  profaner      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collins

profane

  

      adj  
1    disrespectful, godless, heathen, idolatrous, impious, impure, irreligious, irreverent, pagan, sacrilegious, sinful, ungodly, wicked  
2    lay, secular, temporal, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified, worldly  
3    abusive, blasphemous, coarse, crude, filthy, foul, obscene, vulgar  
      vb  
4    abuse, commit sacrilege, contaminate, debase, defile, desecrate, misuse, pervert, pollute, prostitute, violate, vitiate  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   clean, decorous, holy, proper, religious, respectful, reverent, sacred, spiritual  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Add your entry in the Collaborative Dictionary.

Advertising