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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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Meanwhile, students and religious workers of different parties today staged protest demonstration against the profane caricatures in Hafizabad, Pindi Bhattian, Jalalpur and Sukheke and have called upon the government to take concrete measures to stop deliberate publication and republication of such remarks.
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This would hopefully prevent politicians like Mitchell allegedly being so unprofessional and resorting to profane language in such a public way.
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There can be no doubt that this was an intentional airing of patently offensive language on the public airwaves," says the AFA, "as the person wearing the profane t-shirt was culled by Fox Network's broadcast crew from more than 70,000 spectators in the stadium.