Verb(1) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality(2) violate the sacred character of a place or language
Adjective(1) characterized by profanity or cursing(2) not concerned with or devoted to religion(3) not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled(4) grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
(1) Often using obscene, offensive and profane language she succeeds in shocking the reader out of the middle-class complacency that numbs the senses of the public.(2) That means demanding that they answer for their lies, hypocrisy and profane behavior, just as much as we must answer for ours.(3) As a Pagan I consider these things sacred, so to me this is truly profane behavior.(4) If at that time humans were any less perverse, selfish, materialistic, profane , etc., than they had ever been, this should come as a great shock to all social historians.(5) He was as interested in the sacred as in the profane , in devotion and deviation alike.(6) The culture is not wholly profane , but it has gifts to offer and wounds to heal.(7) He says that we largely live in profane space now, and the best we can do is create ├ö├ç├┐ceremonies├ö├ç├û that give the appearance of sacred space but not the reality.(8) Among the Jews, all things are profane that we hold sacred; on the other hand, they regard as permissible what seems to us immoral├ö├ç┬¬(9) The characters are crude, profane gangsters who acknowledge only the class distinction of power.(10) It may be said that this movie is crude, profane , and even obscene at times - but so is war.(11) I don't think I've gotten any more profane and offensive, lately, that I can see, and I tend to talk in much the same way as I always have, about much the same sort of things.(12) The FCC, by law, must prohibit the utterance of ├ö├ç├┐any obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication.├ö├ç├û(13) Second, on an objective standard, Paul was hostile, aggressive, profane , rude, demeaning and intimidating.(14) In the name of tradition, authorities lay claim to the power to manage with mantras of expansive truth and clarity seldom attained in the profane world of experimental science.(15) He was easily the smartest, funniest, most annoying and most profane man I've been around.(16) Now after the accident, when it became apparent that he had changed, he's described as having become profane , irreverent, not showing much deference for his fellows.