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sacrilege

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈsæk.rɪ.lɪdʒ/ us  
(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   /ˌsæk.rɪˈlɪdʒ.əs/ us  
sacrilegious practices/acts
sacrilegiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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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