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Meaning of profane

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and
             blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" [syn:
             {blasphemous}, {blue}, {profane}]
      2: not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and
         profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture",
         "children being brought up in an entirely profane
         environment" [syn: {profane}, {secular}] [ant: {sacred}]
      3: not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled [syn:
         {profane}, {unconsecrated}, {unsanctified}]
      4: grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred;
         "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane
         utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter
         with shoes on" [syn: {blasphemous}, {profane},
      v 1: 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" [syn:
           {corrupt}, {pervert}, {subvert}, {demoralize},
           {demoralise}, {debauch}, {debase}, {profane}, {vitiate},
           {deprave}, {misdirect}]
      2: violate the sacred character of a place or language;
         "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church";
         "profane the name of God" [syn: {desecrate}, {profane},
         {outrage}, {violate}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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