verb (used with object), pro·faned, pro·fan·ing.
Origin of profane
Synonyms for profane
Antonyms for profane
Related Words for profanedpervert, debase, pollute, blaspheme, curse, violate, swear, damn, vitiate, contaminate, scorn, trash, mock, cuss, hoodoo, despoil, befoul, misuse, prostitute, revile
Examples from the Web for profaned
Contemporary Examples of profaned
For them, this is not demolition but reclamation, cleansing the sanctuary that has been profaned by liberals.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One
July 13, 2014
Historical Examples of profaned
The word has too often been profaned, and the sentiment too often a make-believe.The Child of Pleasure
Her argument is not the sentimental one so often profaned in our midst.
It profaned his holy of holies, and left it bare to sacrilege.The Letter of the Contract
You profaned the church, that Bulgarian church where I took my first communion.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
Slaves and free do not intermarry, lest marriage be profaned.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Word Origin for profane
late 14c., from Old French profaner, prophaner (13c.) and directly from Latin profanare "to desecrate, render unholy, violate," from profanus "unholy, not consecrated" (see profane (adj.)). Related: Profaned; profaning.
mid-15c., "un-ecclesiastical, secular," from Old French profane (12c.) and directly from Latin profanus "unholy, not consecrated," according to Barnhart from pro fano "not admitted into the temple (with the initiates)," literally "out in front of the temple," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + fano, ablative of fanum "temple" (see feast (n.)). Sense of "unholy, polluted" is recorded from c.1500. Related: Profanely.