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profane

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of profane

  1. 1 not involving religion or religious matters it was hard to juggle the requirements of church and our more profane duties Synonyms of profane nonreligious, secular, temporal Words Related to profane atheistic, godless, irreligious, pagan, paganish, religionless; laical (or laic), lay, nonclerical; nondenominational, nonsectarian; earthly, mundane, terrene, terrestrial, worldly; material, physical, substantial; bodily, carnal, corporal, fleshly; blasphemous, impious, irreverent, sacrilegious; unconsecrated, unhallowed Near Antonyms of profane divine, spiritual; consecrated, hallowed, holy, sacrosanct, sanctified; churchly, devout, godly, pious, prayerful, reverent, worshipful; ethereal, insubstantial, metaphysical, unsubstantial; bodiless, immaterial, incorporeal, nonphysical Antonyms of profane religious, sacred

  2. 2 not showing proper reverence for the holy or sacred offended by the profane language that her coworkers used so casually Synonyms of profane blasphemous, impious, irreverent, sacrilegiousWords Related to profane agnostic, atheistic (or atheistical); godless, heretical (also heretic), irreligious, miscreant, nonreligious, religionless, secular; ungodly, unholy; unconsecrated, unhallowed; heathen, pagan, paganishNear Antonyms of profane devout, God-fearing, godly, holy, prayerful, religious, sainted, saintly, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); consecrated, hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctifiedAntonyms of profane pious, reverent

  3. 3 depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society his idea of dinner table conversation is the telling of profane stories about his alleged sexual exploits Synonyms of profane bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, locker-room, nasty, pornographic, porny, obscene, raunchy, ribald, smutty, stag, trashy, unprintable, vulgar, wanton, X-ratedWords Related to profane broad, coarse-grained, gamy (or gamey), off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, risqué, salacious, salty, suggestive; barnyard, earthy, scatological; immodest, indecorous, indelicate, low, unbecoming; depraved, kinky, louche, naughty, perverse, perverted, wicked; exceptionable, objectionable, unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; abhorrent, debasing, disgusting, loathsome, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting; distasteful, obnoxious, unpleasant; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; atrocious, infamous; abusive, scurrilous; hard-core, soft, soft-coreNear Antonyms of profane priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, staid, straitlaced (or straightlaced), Victorian; correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; innocuous, inoffensive; acceptable, agreeable, desirable, pleasant, pleasing, welcome; appropriate, becoming, fit, meet, suitable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless, virginal; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctionedAntonyms of profane clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome


profane

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of profane

  1. 1 to lower in character, dignity, or quality the once-lovely landscape had been profaned by ugly factories Synonyms of profane abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, debase, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpWords Related to profane befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms of profane dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms of profane elevate, ennoble, uplift

  2. 2 to put to a bad or improper use profaned his considerable acting talents by appearing in some wretched movies Synonyms of profane abuse, misemploy, misuse, pervert, misapply, prostituteWords Related to profane degrade, twist; mismanage; corrupt, debase, desecrateNear Antonyms of profane apply, employ, use, utilize; respect

  3. 3 to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect invading troops profaned the altar by playing poker on it Synonyms of profane defile, desecrate, violateWords Related to profane deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify; blaspheme, curse, swear; befoul, contaminate, foul, poison, pollute, soil, sully, taint; affront, defame, insult, offend, outrage; annihilate, crush, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, ravage, raze, ruin, waste, wreck; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, raid, ransack, rob, sack, spoil, stripNear Antonyms of profane bless, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, sanctify; honor, respect; cleanse, purge, purify



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