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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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Later he injured himself on purpose and when we tried to provide him with medical care, he used profane language and he was very aggressive.
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The core argument of this paper is that this very process of visual representation may possesses an interesting proclivity, namely that every mediated narrative become mystified, the distinction between sacred and profane being only an imaginary one.
28) In other words, how and why did the profane begin to encroach so extensively upon the largely sacred conceptualization of Jerusalem which hitherto characterized Latin pilgrimage accounts?
Most people are guilty of being profane occasionally, but there is a time and place.
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