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PROFANATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does profanation mean? 

PROFANATION (noun)
  The noun PROFANATION has 2 senses:

1. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
2. degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

  Familiarity information: PROFANATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROFANATION (noun)


Sense 1profanation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

desecration; profanation; sacrilege; blasphemy

Context example:

desecration of the Holy Sabbath

Hypernyms ("profanation" is a kind of...):

irreverence; violation (a disrespectful act)


Sense 2profanation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("profanation" is a kind of...):

debasement; degradation (changing to a lower state (a less respected state))


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