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Definition of Profane

Profane

  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; impure; polluted; unholy.
  3. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
  4. Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
  5. 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.
  6. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
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Profane Translations

profane in Dutch is ontwijden, ontheiligen, profaneren
profane in German is entweihe, entweihen
profane in Latin is profano
profane in Spanish is profano
profane in Swedish is vanhelga, profan
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