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Noun: profanation  ,pró-fu'ney-shun
  1. Blasphemous behaviour; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    "profanation of the Holy Sabbath";
    - desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege
  2. Degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

Derived forms: profanations

Type of: debasement, degradation, irreverence, violation

Encyclopedia: Profanation