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Adjective
Vulgar or indecent in nature or quality
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“Like many young boys of his time, he enjoyed the sometimes earthy and profane humor of his peasant society.”
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Lacking respect or reverence, especially for that which is considered sacred
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“Repeated arguments over this particular profane behavior in sacred space reveal a conflict between social puritans and festive traditionalists.”
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Not considered, or relating to, that which is sacred or religious
“In most writings and interviews, the profane world is interpreted as a place of probation and is explained as an illusion or a bridge to other worlds.”
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Indifferent or hostile to religion, or having no religious beliefs
“During the two succeeding centuries, millions of volunteers came forward and enlisted in holy crusades against the profane infidels.”
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Evil or immoral in nature, especially by religious standards
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“The characters are crude, profane gangsters who acknowledge only the class distinction of power.”
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Earthly, terrestrial, worldly, as opposed to heavenly, marine
Verb
To desecrate or decrease the value, character, or quality of
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“No bloody feuds were permitted to profane the sanctity of the soil, and the territory of the Eleans continued almost inviolate till the time of Epaminondas.”
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To lower in standing, or to bring dishonor or shame to
“This book covers crashes, blue screens, system failures, malware infections, and other forehead-aching issues that make happy users clench their fists and profane the good name of the sweet and kind geeks in Redmond, Washington.”
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To apply improperly or incorrectly in an almost obscene way
“Your Majesty knows that he would never dare to disobey the law, that he would profane the laws by his own means.”
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To speak with vulgar, irreverent or profane language
“I'm especially concerned over words that profane that which is sacred.”
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