[ noun ] blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character


"desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

If such a paragon of perfection as Palmer could commit such a scoring sacrilege , there was hope left for all .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

The very proposition was sacrilege .

Related terms

irreverence desecrate