sacrilegious


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sac·ri·le·gious

 (săk′rə-lĭj′əs, -lē′jəs)
adj.
Committing sacrilege or characterized by sacrilege.

sac′ri·le′gious·ly adv.
sac′ri·le′gious·ness n.
Usage Note: Sacrilegious, the adjective form of sacrilege, is often misspelled through confusion with religious.

sacrilegious

(ˌsækrɪˈlɪdʒəs)
adj
1. of, relating to, or involving sacrilege; impious
2. guilty of sacrilege
ˌsacriˈlegiously adv
ˌsacriˈlegiousness n

sac•ri•le•gious

(ˌsæk rəˈlɪdʒ əs, -ˈli dʒəs)

adj.
1. involving sacrilege.
2. guilty of sacrilege.
[1400–50]
sac`ri•le′gious•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sacrilegious - grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
irreverent - showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"

sacrilegious

adjective profane, irreverent, blasphemous, unholy, desecrating, godless, ungodly, irreligious, impious Churches were sacked and sacrilegious acts committed.

sacrilegious

adjective
Showing irreverence and contempt for something sacred:
Translations
تَدْنيسي، مُدَنِّس
svatokrádežný
vanhellig
helgispjalla-
svätokrádežný

sacrilegious

[ˌsækrɪˈlɪdʒəs] ADJsacrílego

sacrilegious

[ˌsækrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adj [act] → sacrilège

sacrilegious

adj (lit)gotteslästerlich, sakrilegisch (geh); (fig)frevelhaft, frevlerisch

sacrilegious

[ˌsækrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adjsacrilego/a

sacrilege

(ˈsӕkrəlidʒ) noun
the act of using a holy thing or place in a wicked way. Robbing a church is considered (a) sacrilege.
ˈsacriˈlegious (-ˈlidʒəs) adjective
ˌsacriˈlegiously adverb
ˌsacriˈlegiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
As a further provision for the efficacy of the federal powers, they took an oath mutually to defend and protect the united cities, to punish the violators of this oath, and to inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple.
The knife was quite near to Tarzan's breast now, but it halted for an instant as the high priestess raised her eyes to shoot her swift displeasure at the instigator of this sacrilegious interruption.
The sacrilegious hands of the British soldiers had torn it down, and kindled their barrack fires with the fragments.
Now, these two luminaries are objects of veneration to the African tribes, and they determined to oppose so sacrilegious an enterprise.
Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
But when she saw that Pierre's sacrilegious words had not exasperated the vicomte, and had convinced herself that it was impossible to stop him, she rallied her forces and joined the vicomte in a vigorous attack on the orator.
She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off--as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime.
that my sacrilegious fist should ever have been applied to the ear of the Lord's anointed
This holiest of spots was defended from profanation by the strictest edicts of the all-pervading 'taboo', which condemned to instant death the sacrilegious female who should enter or touch its sacred precincts, or even so much as press with her feet the ground made holy by the shadows that it cast.
There was a question she wanted to ask, but it seemed almost sacrilegious in the face of the love of these two men and the terrible suffering they had endured while she sat laughing and happy beside a godlike creature of the forest, eating delicious fruits and looking with eyes of love into answering eyes.
Not only was such an act sacrilegious in its nature, but it was fraught with peril.
But why should man seek glory, who of his own Hath nothing, and to whom nothing belongs But condemnation, ignominy, and shame-- Who, for so many benefits received, Turned recreant to God, ingrate and false, And so of all true good himself despoiled; Yet, sacrilegious, to himself would take That which to God alone of right belongs?