The definition of sacrilegious is an act that destroys, hurts or ruins something sacred.
An example of a sacrilegious act is the burning of a cross.
Committing sacrilege or characterized by sacrilege.
Committing sacrilege; acting or speaking very disrespectfully toward what is held to be sacred.
Guilty of sacrilege.
That is or involves sacrilege.
Origin of sacrilegious
From Latinsacer + legō (“steal something sacred").
Sacrilegious Sentence Examples
A decree of disposition was now issued against the sacrilegious vali, who had dared " to fire shots in Constantinople, the residence of the caliph, and the centre of security."
Indeed the country people would look on the destruction of the high places with their Asheras and Mazzebas as sacrilege and would consider Josiah's death in battle as a divine punishment for his sacrilegious deeds.
That, however, these natural causes of its dilapidation were assisted by the sacrilegious hand of man there is no lack of documentary evidence.
Jacques decided on the legality of suppressing the order of the Templars, holding that the pope would be serving the best interests of the church by pronouncing its suppression; but he rejected the condemnation of Boniface as a sacrilegious affront to the church and a monstrous abuse of the lay power.
According to other accounts, having been made prisoner by a stratagem of Odysseus, he declared that Philoctetes must be fetched from Lemnos before Troy could be taken; or he surrendered to Diomedes and Odysseus in the temple of Apollo, whither he had fled in disgust at the sacrilegious murder of Achilles by Paris in the sanctuary.