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sacrilege

noun [C/U]  /ˈsæk·rə·lɪdʒ/ us  
the failure to treat something holy with the respect it should have, or an example of this: [U] Many thought it was sacrilege to move the bones to another place.
sacrilegious
adjective  /ˌsæk·rəˈlɪdʒ·əs/ us  
He considered the artwork to be sacrilegious.
Translations of “sacrilege”
in Spanish sacrilegio…
in French sacrilège…
in German die Entweihung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 褻瀆神聖,瀆聖(行爲)…
in Russian кощунство, святотатство…
in Turkish dini konularda saygısızlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亵渎神圣,渎圣(行为)…
in Polish świętokradztwo…
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