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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 following exchange taken from the game of freeze tag provides an example of Choden's version of grotesque profanation and its ambivalent effects.
His vulgar profanation of their private heterotopias only reveals what those spaces already were: supplements to the semiocapitalist circulation, offering a "time out," an inner refuge to subjects who want to temporarily withdraw from the pressures of 24/7 cognitive production (we learn, significantly, that Muriel gave up her job and opted for domesticity because of her depression, etc.
The slippage of historic artefacts outside of these recognised lines of descent was denounced as a profanation.
For Agamben, destituent power is not merely another name for existing concepts--use, profanation, deactivation, form-of-life, the Ungovernable--but rather what all of these have in common.
Profanation is both serious and playful, mimetically resignifying an object or event within a different register, the way children play with religious artifacts or reenact marriage vows.
Profanation is the process whereby apparatuses are removed from the sphere of sovereignty and control of the few (the realm of religion and the sacred) and returned to immanent, common use and shared happiness (the realm of the profane).
I don't think it's an amnesty, it's a profanation," she told the Dozhd television channel, saying it only applied to a tiny minority of convicts.
In one bit of casting you get something both hard to bend the mind around and the profanation of an actress's screen image.
Elle attend son proces pour profanation de sepulture.
Rather, I am speaking of what is often called the "commercialization" of Christmas, though that term fails to do justice to what is in fact a massive and ongoing profanation of the very idea of the holy in Western societies.
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.
intertexte (Baudelaire, Mallarme), pastiches de differents styles et thematiques (mort, amour impossible, sexualite coupable, profanation, theatralisation du vice, tromperie) rattachent cette oeuvre, qu'on pourrait qualifier d'experimentale, a l'esthetique de la decadence moins pour louer ses merites que pour souligner ses limites.