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The Meaning of profane

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

Synonyms

down(p) , dispirited , racy , sacrilegious , gamy , bluish , dismal , dark , unconsecrated , gentle , disconsolate , down in the mouth , gloomy , drear , puritanical , low , naughty , blue , secular , blueish , gamey , downhearted , juicy , downcast , blasphemous , drab , patrician , blue-blooded , unsanctified , spicy , aristocratic , blue(a) , sorry , aristocratical , puritanic , grim , depressed , dingy , dreary , risque , low-spirited , lay , worldly , laic , temporal , subvert , bring down , mislead , overthrow , alloy , misguide , twist , impair , misaddress , abuse , deflower , demoralise , cloud , misdirect , weaken , get down , debase , counteract , demoralize , sully , convolute , vitiate , deject , lead astray , defile , desecrate , sophisticate , sabotage , load , countermine , mar , taint , overturn , stretch , invalidate , deprave , adulterate , dilute , twist around , undermine , buy , violate , grease one's palms , outrage , cast down , void , dispirit , depress , bribe , misuse , pervert , dismay , debauch , spoil , corrupt , dishonour , scandalise , offend , ravish , scandalize , dishonor , plunder , deconsecrate , transgress , appal , break , despoil , breach , rape , infract , shock , appall , unhallow , assault , go against

Antonyms

quasi-religious , sacral , inviolate , unutterable , divine , tabu , spiritual , ineffable , numinous , unobjectionable , taboo , sacred , inspirational , unnameable , sacrosanct , reverend , religious , reverent , clean , inviolable , holy , sublime , unspeakable

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , ascertain , attain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , obtain , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , sustain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain