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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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42) For this reason profanations are better not thought of as an outside to the spectacular totality of late capitalism.
Keywords: climate change, cities, technology, government, profanation
Les relations entre Afghanistan et Etats-Unis sont au plus bas, apres les emeutes liees a une profanation du Coran, mardi dans une base americaine, et l'assassinat de deux officiers americains samedi au sein du ministere de l'Interieur, estiment des analystes.
And the creation of a new use is possible only by deactivating an old use, by rendering it inoperative: "The profanation of what is unprofanable is the political task of the coming generation.
Even when Hazel and the novel both repudiate blasphemy (208), they emphatically do not reject profanation itself but rather turn away from blasphemy's inherently circumscribed discursive terrain as we shall see--to the more violent and vital recourses of material desecration.
The playwright, by staging the tragic profanation of ancient holy sites and the grotesque counterreformations it produces, offers a bleak portrait of spatial and spiritual displacement in a culture on the cusp of profound religious change.
Bataille, en d'autres roots, indique ici la substitution possible des noms ("Maman" au lieu de "Vinteuil"), sans toutefois oser l'operer: la profanation du texte d'autrui n'a donc pas lieu, l'auteur, sur le point de toucher au texte de Proust, s'arretant juste a temps.
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.
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.
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.
It would provide, then, a purely immanent dwelling inasmuch as it would also seek to eradicate the traditionally theological-hence, to profane our world of its ontotheological claims, which he seeks to express in his conceptualization of the 'coming task' of profanation.
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.