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profane

1. not designed or used for religious purposes; secular
2. not initiated into the inner mysteries or sacred rites

profane

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
References in classic literature ?
It is profanation in the eyes of the Lord," retorted the old man, "to liken the works of his creatur's, to the power of his own hand.
I suppose it would be profanation to eat anything in this spick-and-span bower, so as I'm tremendously hungry, I propose an adjournment," he added presently.
Nay, we will have no profanation, mad Priest,'' said Locksley; ``let us rather hear where you found this prisoner of thine.
Even if I could do it, it would be profanation for me to play at being in love.
It was then that you took body in my imagination and that my mind seized on a definite form of you for all its adorations - for its profanations, too.
The UAE is one of the first countries in the region to commit to criminalizing organ trafficking because it represents a profanation of human dignity.
The UAE is one of the first countries in the region to criminalise organ trafficking because it represents a profanation of human dignity.
The exhumation and autopsy was performed after the Session Court Abbottabad rejected the request of the parents to stop the autopsy of their daughter late Misbah as they did not want to profanation.
J'ai en effet recu un coup de telephone d'une personne habitant a La Marsa, qui frequente les mosquees et qui m'a assure qu'il a ete temoin d'operations repetees de profanation du Coran et de le jeter devant quelques unes des mosquees.
All those protesting a supposed profanation of Rajput valour in Padmavati, are yet to see the film and establish the veracity of such apprehensions.
progression recession primarily secondarily physicality provocation pronto slow mentality; conciliation/ spirituality propitiation profanation sanctification prosecution absolution R ecreational roam home occupational/ vocational ruination preservation S adistic salvation damnation select reject masochistic smear clear speed impede separation straight incurvate stray stay agglomeration (a neat deletion) spiritualistic materialistic subjugation liberation T actility turbidity ineffability lucidity/limpidity V italistic volatility mechanistic immutability W ork shirk Y ea nay Z en yen (double antonym: [yen]en as money (material vs.
Interestingly, in my field notes and videotaped recordings I frequently noted that the stories generated from freeze tag were suggestive or mildly illicit, focusing on the sexual (marriage, courtship), violence (guns, fights) and more rarely scatological themes, hearkening to Bakhtin's descriptions of the kind of profanation in the form of obscenities or 'grotesque realism' characterized by description of 'the human body with its food, drink, defecation and sexual life' (Bakhtin, 1984, p.