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Definitions of profanation

  1. degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of violating sacred things, or of treating them with contempt or irreverence; irreverent or too familiar treatment or use of what is sacred; desecration; as, the profanation of the Sabbath; the profanation of a sanctuary; the profanation of the name of God. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with undue publicity, or lack of delicacy. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The act of treating sacred things with disrespect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of profaning: desecration: irreverence to what is holy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The act of profaning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of treating sacred things with irreverence or disrespect; desecration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for profanation

  1. The keeper, advancing cautiously, soon saw a faint light on the side of the Avenue Malenvers, and stealing in among the graves, he came upon a horrible act of profanation – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  2. It seemed like profanation to see her exquisite work tortured and murdered. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade