Sacrilegious definition

săkrə-lĭjəs, -lējəs
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.

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Committing sacrilege or characterized by sacrilege.
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Committing sacrilege; acting or speaking very disrespectfully toward what is held to be sacred.
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Guilty of sacrilege.
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That is or involves sacrilege.
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Origin of sacrilegious

  • From Latin sacer + legō (“steal something sacred").

    From Wiktionary