profanation

[ prof-uh-ney-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION 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.

Weighed in this scale, what a profanation is this man guilty of!

Their spirit of profanation and impiety arrived at the extreme pitch.

The entertainment of the proposition of depravity is the last profligacy and profanation.

Haggerstone and he were intimates were it not a profanation of the word, we should say friends.

What would the old counts of your ancestry have said to such a profanation?

Any profanation of the day was severely punished by fine or whipping.

Spoke to you—touched you—looked at you—blasphemy, profanation and sacrilege!

I am no different from other Gods in that I seem to have endowed you with the instinct of profanation.

Even if I could do it, it would be profanation for me to play at being in love.

WORD ORIGIN

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.)).

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