desecration

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  • (US) IPA(key): /dɛsɨˈkɹejʃn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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desecration (countable and uncountable, plural desecrations)

  1. An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      It seemed a desecration and an unhallowed thing to touch that sleeping image of the live man by my side.

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