Impious vs. Profane - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Impious

    Impious is a Swedish thrash/death metal band.

Wiktionary

  • Impious (adjective)

    Not pious.

  • Impious (adjective)

    Lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god.

  • Profane (adjective)

    Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.

  • Profane (adjective)

    Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.

    "profane authors"

  • Profane (adjective)

    Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or scorn; blasphemous, impious.

  • Profane (adjective)

    Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain

    "a profane person, word, oath, or tongue"

  • Profane (noun)

    A person or thing that is profane.

  • Profane (noun)

    A person not a Mason.

  • Profane (verb)

    To violate (something sacred); to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate

    "One should not profane the name of God."

    "to profane the Scriptures"

  • Profane (verb)

    To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to debase; to abuse; to defile.

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