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 ?
This rag of scarlet cloth -- for time, and wear, and a sacrilegious moth had reduced it to little other than a rag -- on careful examination, assumed the shape of a letter.
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.
that my sacrilegious fist should ever have been applied to the ear of the Lord's anointed
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.
I said I looked upon it as a sacrilegious profanation to reward treachery, perhaps crime.
The sacrilegious hands of the British soldiers had torn it down, and kindled their barrack fires with the fragments.
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough.
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.
No, no," she cried, "you must not say such terribly sacrilegious things--you must not even think them.
Some persons wear eyes of glass which they see through with facility perhaps, else they would not use them; and in the mouths of some are teeth made by the sacrilegious hand of man.
Now, these two luminaries are objects of veneration to the African tribes, and they determined to oppose so sacrilegious an enterprise.
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.