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Another word for sacrilege

  1. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred

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Another word for sacrilege

Synonym Study

  • Desecration implies a removal of the sacredness of some object or place, as by defiling or polluting it
  • Profanation suggests a lack of reverence or a positive contempt for things regarded as sacred
  • Sacrilege implies a violation of something sacred, as by appropriating to oneself or to a secular use something that has been dedicated to a religious purpose