(adjective) Meaning: an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect. ; involving or committing sacrilege; disrespectful toward a sacred person,place, or thing;

sacrilegious image graffity
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image sentence: The man that graffitied the walls of the cathedral was sacrilegious.

Synonyms: profane, blasphemous, impious, disrespectful, ungodly, unholy, irreligious

Antonyms: pious, respectful

Other sentences with the word Sacrilegioud/ How to use Sacrilegious in a sentence?

  1. When Cassie was asked to say grace she just said “grace”, and her mother thought that was sacrilegious.

  2. It’s sacrilegious to only have Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin on your Zune.

  3. Perhaps the Pope would consider the image that Madonna sometimes uses for marketing her image to the youth culture as sacrilegious

  4. The town’s newcomer was very sacrilegious, he cursed at the pastor and vandalized the church

  5. Many of his actions, contrary to all tradition, seemed sacrilegious to the people.


First known use/ Origin:  Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sacrilegium, from sacrilegus one who robs sacred property, from sacr-, sacer + legere to gather, steal — more at legend

First Known Use: 14th century
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