What does the word profane mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To desecrate; pollute; degrade.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Profaneness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Profanation.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Profanely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Irreverent; blasphemous.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Secular; uninspired.

Usage examples for profane

  1. Just here let me say that such an expression is not a profane one. – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  2. Five bloody and cruel wars have I lived to see in safety and yet am I reserved to meet this disgraceful and profane end at last." – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. When company was expected she removed it from its accustomed place, and spread it in a corner of the room where no profane foot could possibly tread on it. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin