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profane

adjective bad, blasphemous, coarse, common, damnatory, dirty, disrespectful, evil, execrative, foul-spoken, foulmouthed, godless, impious, impius, imprecatory, improper, impure, indelicate, irreligious, irreverant, laic, laical, lay, maledictive, miscreant, mundane, peccable, peccant, polluted, profanus, sacrilegious, secular, shameless, sinful, smutty, temporal, transient, transitory, unblest, unconsecrated, ungodly, unhallowed, unholy, unprintable, unsaintly, unsanctified, unspeakable, vice-ridden, virtueless, vulgar, wicked, worldly
See also: abuse, contaminate, debase, diabolic, mundane, obscene, pollute, violate

PROFANE. That which has not been consecrated. By a profane place is understood one which is neither sacred, nor sanctified, nor religious. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 4. Vide Things.

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22) He suggests that the profanation of burial rituals and sites in Titus Andronicus--"the bitterness of the early quarrel .
93), where Tamora's own version of spatial profanation will take place.
Silvandre refuses, however, to allow profanation of "ce saint lieu" by the unworthy body of the inconstant, who desires to see for himself the Laws of Love in order to refute Silvandre's reading (2:5.
Les profanations du livre saint de l'islam, ou des actes consideres comme blasphematoires par les musulmans, commis par des soldats etrangers surviennent periodiquement en Afghanistan, declenchant generalement des manifestations violentes.
What Agamben's work points us toward is an exposure of being, a form of nudity that is without presupposition or ontotheological pre-inscription, a shedding of all ontotheological pretense and, hence, an absolute profanation of our being beyond any religious signification (Agamben, Profanations).
Sbih a enumere les [beaucoup moins que]nombreuses et graves[beaucoup plus grand que] profanations commises par les militaires israeliens dans les Lieux sacres musulmans et chretiens, assurant que les habitants d'El Qods continueront de defendre ces Lieux et reclament un soutien.
Parody' presents another thought of profanation, with parody defining the comical removal of majesty from sovereign themes (divinity, love, the good) in favor of language alone.