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    Question Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    Hi,

    I'd be really thankful if any dear poster could tell me the difference, if any, between the two.





    So many thanks.

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    Re: Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    What part of the dictionary definitions do you not understand?

    Rover

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    Re: Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What part of the dictionary definitions do you not understand?

    Rover

    Indeed, what I got is that both have similar definitions, that is, to use bad language showing no respect for god or religion. Am I right? Not any difference?

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    Re: Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    Note that "profane" is always transitive. It cannot, therefore, mean use bad language showing no respect for God or religion. You can only profane something.

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    Re: Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    Sorry, Mehrgan - I should have looked in a dictionary myself.

    I've never in my life heard profane used a verb, and thought it was only an adjective.

    Rover

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    Re: Difference between 'blaspheme' and 'profane'?

    When people generally talk about profanity, it can mean any rude language, including swearing, etc, while blasphemy is related to religion.

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