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Inside, Norteño music blends with the scent of tacos, and an announcer calls the races in profane Spanish.

In the education reform world, those of us who can retreat to our own sacred places sometimes expect to be praised for the simple reason that we take notice of the profane at all.

Warner’s male managers and colleagues referred to her with a profane epithet, as well as an “idiot,” and a “nobody,” she alleges in her suit.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for a Pennsylvania cheerleader whose profane off-campus rant cost her a spot on the squad, saying the First Amendment rights of public school students are not to be easily cast aside.

That word “denialism” is particularly profane, with its unsubtle invocation of the Holocaust.

Hers was a warmer, less profane speech, again in memory of a much-missed buddy.

His novel The Last Magazine, published posthumously this month, is just like him:  blistering, fun, insightful, and profane.

Charming, profane, alcoholic television anchorman becomes local hero and changes the news business.

From the divine to the profane, what we mean when we say that potent word.

Joan Henry Ursinus died; a Lutheran divine, eminent for his learning in sacred and profane history.

Those who hold the truth cannot enter into it with the infidel, the unbeliever, the erroneous or profane.

That dwell in sepulchres, and sleep in the temple of idols: that eat swine's flesh, and profane broth is in their vessels.

And they shall teach my people the difference between holy and profane, and shew them how to discern between clean and unclean.

Baltasar's profane banquet: his sentence is denounced by a handwriting on the wall, which Daniel reads and interprets.

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On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to profane, such as: abusive, blasphemous, coarse, indecent, irreverent, and nasty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.