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Meaning of PROFANATION

Pronunciation:  `prâfu'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening
  2. [n]  blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
 

PROFANATION is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blasphemy, desecration, sacrilege
 
 See Also: debasement, degradation, irreverence, violation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prof`a*na"tion\, n. [L. profanatio: cf. F.
profanation. See {Profane}, v. t.]
1. 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.

2. The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with
   undue publicity, or lack of delicacy.

         'T were profanation of our joys To tell the laity
         our love.                             --Donne.

 

 

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