Badger-baiting I unreservedly condemn—it is as much a profanation of sport as coursing bagged hares in enclosed grounds.
What would the old counts of your ancestry have said to such a profanation?
Michael wondered why he did not feel a greater resentment at the profanation of these rooms.
But I will have no profanation, Arthur;—to your pen again, and write.
On this occasion nothing seems to have been said by the Tory leader in his opening speech about "profanation."
I felt as if I had been almost guilty of profanation in my thoughtless intrusion.
She thinks it would be a profanation to put them upon a person so covered with mud and defilement.
It is your duty, Mr. Gabriel, to put a stop to this profanation.'
This is what Sunday might be made, and what it might be made without impiety or profanation.
She ceased as though to attempt to describe it would be profanation.
1550s, from Old French prophanation (15c., Modern French profanation) or directly from Late Latin profanationem (nominative profanatio), noun of action from past participle stem of profanare (see profane (adj.)).