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sacrilegenoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ˈsæk.rɪ.lɪdʒ/
(an act of) treating something holy or important without respect: [+ to infinitive] Muslims consider it sacrilege to wear shoes inside a mosque. It would be a sacrilege to put a neon sign on that beautiful old building.
sacrilegious
adjective uk   us   /ˌsæk.rɪˈlɪdʒ.əs/
sacrilegious practices/acts
sacrilegiously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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