Translation of profane in Spanish:


irreverente, adj.

Pronunciation /prəˈfeɪn//prəˈfeɪn/


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    (language) irreverente
    (language) blasfemo
    • California Congressman Doug Ose is sponsoring a bill that would require the FCC to define any use of eight dirty words as profane.
    • The most profane swearer call refrain from his oaths, while in the presence of a person whom he fears, and to whom he knows it would be displeasing.
    • Maybe we ought to have flashmobs where people gather to recite profane poetry…
    • Black and partner Kyle Gass form a tongue-in-cheek rock band spouting lyrics as funny as they are profane.
    • When two foremen told him to ‘control himself,’ he quickly ‘became abusive and used obscene and profane language to both of them.’
    • The dialogue is quite profane, but it perfectly captures the mood of era.
    • My favorite curse word, unlike the favorite curse word of most of my guests, is not obscene, it's not scatological, it's profane.
    • And he had the habit of often making obscene, vulgar, or profane comments to other people he associated with, whether he knew them or not.
    • Letter writers gratuitously laced their responses with profane and vulgar language, as if it were a badge of honor.
    • The FCC, by law, must prohibit the utterance of ‘any obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication.’
    • However, in court, Erin's surly manner and profane vocabulary do not endear her to the jury, which finds in the defendant's favor.
    • All the anger and profane, obscene raileries come out in a torrent in one of Brando's most magnificent performances.
    • Rizzo's language, which was hilariously profane, got cleaned up in print.
    • Thirty years after Cohen, there's no excuse for police departments to have their officers arrest people for carrying allegedly profane signs in public.
    • But he slowly recovered himself after some profane mutterings, reeled up the next flight of stairs, and finally deposited his well-soaked clay on the bed in his own room immediately over mine.
    • The characters are crude, profane gangsters who acknowledge only the class distinction of power.
    • I don't think I've gotten any more profane and offensive, lately, that I can see, and I tend to talk in much the same way as I always have, about much the same sort of things.
    • Often using obscene, offensive and profane language she succeeds in shocking the reader out of the middle-class complacency that numbs the senses of the public.
    • A. We strongly encourage that you refrain from any profane or indecent language.
    • Second, on an objective standard, Paul was hostile, aggressive, profane, rude, demeaning and intimidating.
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    (literature/art) profano
    • In the name of tradition, authorities lay claim to the power to manage with mantras of expansive truth and clarity seldom attained in the profane world of experimental science.
    • We are by nature incurably drawn to ritual in the realms of both the sacred and the profane.
    • Again, the composer suggests the reconciliation of sacred and profane, the religious and the sensual.
    • I think what happens is we have these two tendencies, divine and diabolical, the sinner and the saint, the sacred and profane.
    • The Church, however, has been unable to eradicate the blend of sacred and profane, spiritual and sensuous, life within death, which the East Slavs had inherited from their pagan ancestors.
    • He joined me from the cabin, offering a beer and various kinds of counsel, profane wisdom of the world.
    • He says that we largely live in profane space now, and the best we can do is create ‘ceremonies’ that give the appearance of sacred space but not the reality.
    • As Mark Taylor puts it, ‘the death of God is not a simple negation but a complex process in which the divine becomes incarnate when the profane is grasped as sacred’.
    • Is Babel wholly profane and the Bible wholly holy?
    • Inscribing the most sacred symbol on something profane and worldly, such as money, works against the religious canons.
    • Among the Jews, all things are profane that we hold sacred; on the other hand, they regard as permissible what seems to us immoral…
    • Our attention is then drawn to the case of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel and the question of whether profane work is a stumbling block to spiritual depth.
    • He was as interested in the sacred as in the profane, in devotion and deviation alike.
    • Without considering arguments to the contrary, he asserts that a hierarchical ordering of reality and a division between the sacred and the profane are essential to the religious worldview.
    • Sin and damnation are downplayed, and the distinctions between heaven and earth, the profane and the sacred, God's grace and our efforts tend to be fudged.
    • In most writings and interviews, the profane world is interpreted as a place of probation and is explained as an illusion or a bridge to other worlds.
    • The culture is not wholly profane, but it has gifts to offer and wounds to heal.
    • It is convenient to reserve significant parts of the world as profane, and even ‘dirty,’ in order to preserve our ability to act in them without scruple.
    • Within taboo and transgression the interplay between the profane and the sacred is a dangerous one.
    • Didn't the Buddha divide people into Aryans and the profane essentially saying that those who are Aryan follow the light and those who are profane follow the evil one?

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    • One of Christianity's holiest shrines was profaned by armed terrorists.
    • When he violates this sacred trust, he not only profanes his entire cult, but threatens the fabric of international society.
    • Finally, of course, are those religious advocates who regard us as at best profaning the sacred, or at worst promoting the work of Satan.
    • By profaning the West's most sacred sites, by their bodily sacrifice, these new warriors hope to set in motion a war and thereby to create an impassible boundary between Islamic sacred space and the rest.
    • The mere presence of the US profanes those holy shrines.
    • Sellers take pride in their wealth and because of this, their holy places will be profaned.
    • Mosques and churches have been profaned and desecrated by inebriated Israeli soldiers who see themselves as soldiers of David.
    • Muslims and Israelis both claim that the temple mount in Jerusalem as their own sacred space, and thus see the presence of the other there as profaning it.
    • I've received quite a few emails about the Darwin Fish, mostly to the effect that it takes a sacred Christian symbol and profanes it, and how would I like it if someone took a sacred Jewish symbol and profaned it.
    • When Elijah complained, ‘they have slain your prophets, they have profaned your altars and only I am left’, the Lord replied, ‘What are you doing here?
    • This was particularly manifest in the way that the Sabbath was profaned and family worship neglected.
    • The thought came into his mind, as he was profaning the Lord's Day, that he must either be converted or sent to hell to be damned.
    • Thomas, they railed, had profaned a sacred text.
    • Does it matter if John Wayne has profaned the Prophet?
    • To have your religion distorted and ridiculed and then to have one of your culture's most deeply treasured expressions purposely profaned - well, it's not very pleasant.
    • Paul warns the Corinthians that if they eat and drink in an unworthy manner, they will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.
    • All that was sacred has been profaned, as Marx put it, and it is not clear what, if anything, is sacred anymore.
    • Any profanity or harm to the parent is as if we've profaned God.
    • When the older man learns that Isaac plans to move to Israel and participate in the resettling of the land, he breaks out in anger and reproaches Isaac for profaning the sacred bequest of Israel.
    • Jesus retorted that the priests had already profaned the holy day.