Definition of Profanation

1. Noun. Blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character. "Desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

Exact synonyms: Blasphemy, Desecration, Sacrilege
Generic synonyms: Irreverence, Violation
Derivative terms: Blasphemous, Desecrate, Profane, Sacrilegious



2. Noun. Degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening.
Generic synonyms: Debasement, Degradation
Derivative terms: Profane

Definition of Profanation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Profanation

1. Noun. The act of profaning; desecration, blasphemous behaviour, defilement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Profanation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Profanation

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1. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use of Both of the by Francis Wharton (1881)
"(756) Nuisance in an open profanation of the Lord's day, by keeping shop.(d) That AB, late of, etc., butcher, on, etc., and continually afterwards until the ..."

2. American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation by William Addison Blakely, Willard Allen Colcord (1911)
"profanation of day a scandal to Christian faith. Three hours in the stocks. ... AN ACT AGAINST THE profanation OF THE LORD'S DAY, CALLED SUNDAY. ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin, John Allen (1816)
"The Papal Mass not only a sacrilegious profanation of the Lord's Supper, but a total Annihilation of it. W ITH these, and similar inventions, ..."

4. The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1836)
"This prophecy, therefore, was primarily and "" typically fulfilled in that profanation and new dedication of the altar and temple at Jerusalem: but its ..."

5. Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Providence by Emanuel Swedenborg, George Woolworth Colton (1918)
"As profanation of what is holy means profanation by those who know the truths ... Of the profanation of such there are several kinds, some lighter and some ..."

6. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"These days therefore, literally understood, make the three years and a half, during which the profanation and persecution of Antiochus remained in the ..."

7. The Liberty of the Press, Speech, and Public Worship: Being Commentaries on by James Paterson (1880)
"These are the laws relating to the profanation of the sabbath, profane swearing, and witchcraft. These laws were once treated as essential parts of ..."

8. The Liberty of the Press, Speech, and Public Worship: Being Commentaries on by James Paterson (1880)
"These are th-- laws relating to the profanation of the sabbath, ... set forth in the earlier part of this volume.i profanation of the sabbath generally. ..."

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