Definition of "profane" [pro•fane]

  • (adjective) Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
  • (adjective) Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use; secular: sacred and profane music.
  • (adjective) Not admitted into a body of secret knowledge or ritual; uninitiated.
  • (adjective) Vulgar; coarse.
  • (verb-transitive) To treat with irreverence: profane the name of God.

Use "profane" in a sentence

  • "The word profane comes from the Latin profanus which literally means from the temple."
  • "So even that which we call profane, even that which we call diabolical is a different face of the same divine intelligence."
  • "An online video showed actor Christian Bale in profane rant against a crew member who had walked into a shot on a film set."

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