- 1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect, change, alter, modify
- usage: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
- 2. desecrate, profane, outrage, violate, assail, assault, set on, attack
- usage: violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
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- 1. blasphemous, blue, profane, dirty (vs. clean)
- usage: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
- 2. profane (vs. sacred), secular, laic, lay, secular, profanatory, earthly, impious, worldly#1, secular#2, temporal
- usage: not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
- 3. profane, unconsecrated, unsanctified, unholy (vs. holy), unhallowed
- usage: not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
- 4. blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious, irreverent (vs. reverent)
- usage: grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
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