Pronunciation of Profane
/pɹəfˈe͡ɪn/, /pɹəfˈeɪn/, /p_ɹ_ə_f_ˈeɪ_n/
Synonyms for profane:
immoral, crude, disrespectful of religion (adjective)
vulgar, pagan, temporal, nasty, blasphemous, profanatory, godless, atheistic, irreverent, unconsecrated, indecent, dirty, irreligious, wicked, heathen, obscene, raunchy, impure, smutty, coarse, unhallowed, unsanctified, unholy, foul, filthy, worldly, sacrilegious, impious, sinful, ungodly.
heathen, irreligious, impious, unbelieving, nihilistic, worldly, non-believing, godless, ungodly, disbelieving, undevout, non-practicing, faithless, atheistic, pagan, irreverent, secular, non-religious, Creedless, agnostic.
crass, colloquial, animal, boorish, tasteless, common, ignominious, inelegant, philistine, glaring, tawdry, shameless, in bad taste, gross, ignoble, cheap, brazen, tactless, low, idiomatic, graceless, barbaric, broad, sordid, rude, coarse-grained, unpolished, salty, unseemly, revolting, offensive, repulsive, scandalous, homespun, chintzy, depraved, garish, vulgar, unbecoming, base, cockney, raw, earthy, coarse, clumsy, indelicate, undignified, rough, brutish, sleazy, degraded, gaudy, crude, rank, outlandish, ill-bred, obscene, unrefined, barnyard.
violate, pervert, subvert, misdirect, blue, profanatory, demoralize, blasphemous, lay, temporal, irreverent, debase, laic, vitiate, deprave, outrage, sacrilegious, dirty, secularized, corrupt, unhallowed, unsanctified, unholy, demoralise, debauch, worldly, secular, desecrate, secularised, unconsecrated.
defile, desecrate (verb)
Usage examples for profane:
- Excuse me, Miss Swaim, I'm not really a profane man, but I mean well by you, and I'm not just settin' here to gossip about a fellow- citizenness." - "The Reclaimers", Margaret Hill McCarter.
- Upon the whole, I was not at all concerned to meet the fathers, who came out to show me to my room, and entertain me with various gossipings, both sacred and profane, till supper appeared. - "Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents", William Beckford.
- Therefore I profane the princes of the sanctuary, and give Jacob to the destruction, and Israel to reproaches. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2", Ernst Hengstenberg.