Synonyms for profaneness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pruh-feyn, proh-
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈfeɪn, proʊ-

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Définition of profaneness

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French profaner, prophaner (13c.) and directly from Latin profanare "to desecrate, render unholy, violate," from profanus "unholy, not consecrated" (see profane (adj.)). Related: Profaned; profaning.
  • noun obscenity
Example sentences :
  • To some it may seem a profaneness to turn those old legends into verse.
  • Extract from : « Legends of the Saxon Saints » by Aubrey de Vere
  • A short view of the immorality, and profaneness of the English stage.
  • Extract from : « The Library of William Congreve » by John C. Hodges
  • What's the good of profaneness, evil speaking and slandering?
  • Extract from : « Eugene Aram, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Malignity and profaneness must not be gratified or encouraged.
  • Extract from : « A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) » by Richard Baxter
  • Is it to profaneness or dislike of a holy life, that your company tempt you?
  • Extract from : « A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) » by Richard Baxter
  • Atheism, profaneness, unholiness, which are the defiance of God and all his armies.
  • Extract from : « A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) » by Richard Baxter
  • He never fell into the scandalous and fashionable vice of profaneness.
  • Extract from : « The Loyalists of Massachusetts » by James H. Stark
  • I would here by no Means be suspected of Infidelity or Profaneness.
  • Extract from : « The Lovers Assistant, or, New Art of Love » by Henry Fielding
  • This was the superstition of this day, and the profaneness was as great.
  • Extract from : « A Righte Merrie Christmasse » by John Ashton
  • Must love be ever treated with profaneness, as a mere illusion?
  • Extract from : « Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men » by Anna Brownell Jameson

Antonyms for profaneness

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