how to pronounce profane


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profane is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of profane in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… sacred and profane juxtaposing life and …”

meanings of profane


  1. Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.
  2. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or scorn; blasphemous, impious.
  3. Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.
  4. Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain.


  1. A person not a Mason.
  2. A person or thing that is profane.


  1. To violate (something sacred); to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate.
  2. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

profane frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word profane occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics profane can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that profane can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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