verb (used with object), pro·faned, pro·fan·ing.
Origin of profane
Synonyms for profane
Antonyms for profane
Examples from the Web for profanely
Contemporary Examples of profanely
For us, this is Louis C.K. and his crabby, melancholic, and profanely funny half-hour comedy.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.
May 2, 2014
Historical Examples of profanely
I tell you,” insisted Philippi profanely, “there are no rooms for you to sleep in up-stairs.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
Behind him Trevison heard Corrigan raging impotently, profanely.'Firebrand' Trevison
Charles Alden Seltzer
He could no more have said them than he could have profanely touched her.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
He has lost control of his temper, and now talks unfeelingly, brutally, profanely.The Death Shot
It must be something dreadful, or my master would not be raving so profanely.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
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.