Definition Of profane


(of a person or their behavior) not respectful of orthodox religious practice; irreverent.

desecration of the temple by profane adolescents

relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious.

a talk that tackled topics both sacred and profane

treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect.

it was a serious matter to profane a tomb

Example Of profane

  • A profane act demeans both the perpetrator and the one who is acted upon by disrespecting the Divine Force residing in each.

  • A. We strongly encourage that you refrain from any profane or indecent language.

  • Again, the composer suggests the reconciliation of sacred and profane , the religious and the sensual.

  • All the anger and profane , obscene raileries come out in a torrent in one of Brando's most magnificent performances.

  • Among the Jews, all things are profane that we hold sacred; on the other hand, they regard as permissible what seems to us immoral…

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