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sacredadjective

uk   us   /ˈseɪ.krɪd/
C1 considered to be ​holy and ​deservingrespect, ​especially because of a ​connection with a ​god: sacred ​relics/​temples This ​area is sacred to the Apaches.C1 connected with ​religion: sacred ​music/writingsC2 considered too ​important to be ​changed: His ​dailyroutine is ​absolutely sacred to him.humorous They ​proposedchanging the ​name of the ​team - is nothing sacred?

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sacredness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sacred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sacred" in American English

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sacredadjective

 us   /ˈseɪ·krɪd/
holy and ​deservingrespect: sacred writings/​music fig. Art was sacred to her (= ​extremelyimportant and ​deservingrespect).
(Definition of sacred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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