Definition of Profaneness

1. Noun. An attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity.

Generic synonyms: Irreverence
Derivative terms: Profane, Profane



2. Noun. Unholiness by virtue of being profane.
Exact synonyms: Unsanctification
Generic synonyms: Unholiness
Specialized synonyms: Sacrilegiousness
Derivative terms: Profane, Unsanctify

Definition of Profaneness

1. n. The quality or state of being profane; especially, the use of profane language.

Definition of Profaneness

1. Noun. The quality of being profane; profanity ¹

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Definition of Profaneness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profaneness

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profaneness (current term)
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Literary usage of Profaneness

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1. Theology: Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons by Timothy Dwight (1830)
"profaneness is eminently the Source of Corruption to the whole Character. ... Thus irreverence of thought generates profaneness of expression ..."

2. Theology: Explained and Defended, in a Series of Sermons by Timothy Dwight (1839)
"profaneness is eminently the Source of Corruption to the u'li'ili- Character. ... Thus irreverence of thought generates profaneness of expression ..."

3. Theology: Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons by Timothy Dwight, Sereno Edwards Dwight (1836)
"THE DANGER OF profaneness. EXODUS xx. 7.—Titan sho.lt not lake the name of tht Lord, thy Ood, in vain ; far t&t Lord will not hold him ..."

4. New Commentaries on the Criminal Law Upon a New System of Legal Exposition by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1892)
"BLASPHEMY AND profaneness. § 73-75. Introduction. 76-78 a. Blasphemy. 79. ... offences of blasphemy and profaneness differ only in the former ..."

5. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... and profaneness: drawn up by the Upper House of Convocation", of the Province of Canterbury, and transmitted to the Lower House for their Approbation. ..."

6. Junius by Junius (1796)
"I would only illustrate my meaning, and protest against the least idea of profaneness. Yet this is the way in which Junius is usually answered, arraigned, ..."

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