Definitions of profane

  1. To treat ( something sacred) with irreverence; put to an improper use.
  2. To violate anything holy: to abuse anything sacred: to put to a wrong use: ( B.) to pollute: to debase.
  3. To violate; degrade by using; dishonor.
  4. To desecrate; pollute; degrade.
  5. 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"
  6. To violate or abuse anything sacred; to pollute; to defile.
  7. To treat anything sacred with irreverence or contempt; to put to a wrong use; to pollute; to defile; to debase.
  8. Profaneness.
  10. Profanation.
  11. Profaneness, profanity.
  12. Profanely.
  14. not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
  15. 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.
  16. Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
  17. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
  18. Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
  19. 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.
  20. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
  21. Not sacred or holy; hence, having to do with this world; as, profane history; showing disrespect or irreverence toward God or sacred things; unholy; blasphemous.
  22. Unholy: impious: impure: common: secular.
  23. Unholy; impious; secular.
  24. Irreverent; blasphemous.
  25. Secular; uninspired.
  26. Irreverent, specially to anything sacred; not sacred; secular; polluted or not pure; not purified or holy; unholy; heathenish.
  27. Literally, outside, and therefore not consecrated; irreverent to anything sacred; tending to bring religious things into contempt; impious; godless; impure; unholy; secular; allowed for common use.