- the act of profaning; desecration; defilement; debasement.
Origin of profanation
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Examples from the Web for profanation
This is what Sunday might be made, and what it might be made without impiety or profanation.Sunday under Three Heads
Weighed in this scale, what a profanation is this man guilty of!Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Their spirit of profanation and impiety arrived at the extreme pitch.Roman Catholicism in Spain
The entertainment of the proposition of depravity is the last profligacy and profanation.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Haggerstone and he were intimates were it not a profanation of the word, we should say friends.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for profanation
1550s, from Old French prophanation (15c., Modern French profanation) or directly from Late Latin profanationem (nominative profanatio), noun of action from past participle stem of profanare (see profane (adj.)).