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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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The slippage of historic artefacts outside of these recognised lines of descent was denounced as a profanation.
Paul has evidently taken to heart Peter's vision concerning the profanation of that which is "unclean," and thus, he not only interprets Scripture well, he reads the "pagan" texts better than the pagans themselves.
La justice tunisienne avait ordonne jeudi sa remise en liberte, dans l'attente de son proces pour profanation de sepulture.
It's all in bad taste, and more than a little brutal--and in that it breathes the spirit of Balzac himself, so that homage and profanation find a kind of equilibrium.
L'action de Nicolas s'appropriant cet espace desert et rocailleux est un acte de fecondation, certes, mais c'est aussi une profanation, une transgression, dont la brutalite inouie et scandaleuse nous est dite a travers la hideur de l'accouplement entre le pecheur et le dugong, le viol d'Ilia par un roi debauche, l'inceste cauchemardesque qui obsede et affole Nicolas.
Indeed, the only complete week that the young people spend outside Florence, from Day Three to Day Seven, begins with the profanation of the Lord's day by means of their secular pilgrimage to another villa and total neglect of the Lord's day: an apposite introduction--one could argue--to the defilement of the Lord's brides in the first tale on the same Sunday, Day Three, and to everything sacred narrated and parodied precisely on this first Sunday of storytelling.
This elevation implies that any purely temporal end of education is a profanation of the spiritual dignity of each student.
Tariffs are not some profanation of the economic gods, as the hysterical reaction of the ideologues suggests, they are a tax policy with economic consequences similar to those of other taxes, like those on income or investment.
Profanation, and the mixing of sacred and profane utterances, is a typical function of a carnival clown, and The Playboy abounds in these, as for instance Jimmy's remark on Christy's speech: 'He'd beat Dan Davies' circus, or the holy missioners making sermons on the villainy of man' (P, 14).
They condemned the profanation of the mausolea of saints and the monument of martyrs, the monuments of Gina Dogon in Douenza, and the Alfarouk monument, classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites, perpetrated by fundamentalist groups, and expressed their urgent concern about the threat hanging over the manuscripts of Timbuktu and all the cultural wealth located in the north of Mall.
They believe that Western intervention in Syria (which Russia cannot counter militarily) would be an intentional profanation of one of the few remaining symbols of Russia's status as a great world power.
It is not only a right of the IOC to prevent its games from profanation with doping; it is obviously its finest duty.