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adj. secular, not consecrated; agnostic, heretical; vulgar; unholy, not sacred; serving to desecrate what is sacred, blasphemous
v. desecrate what is sacred, blaspheme; defile, contaminate, make impure
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1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
(synonym) corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise
2. violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
(synonym) desecrate, outrage, violate
(hypernym) assail, assault, set on, attack
(derivation) profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege
1. characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
(synonym) blasphemous, blue
2. not sacred or concerned with religion; "sacred and profane music"; "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
(similar) laic, lay, secular
3. not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
(synonym) unconsecrated, unsanctified
(similar) unholy, unhallowed
4. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
(synonym) blasphemous, sacrilegious
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nm. profane, blaspheme, pagan, heathen
adj. profane, secular, not consecrated, agnostic, heretical, unholy, profanatory, blasphemous, defiling
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adj. lay, profane, unholy
nm. laity, layman
v. profane, defile, desecrate, pollute
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