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sacrilegious

sac·ri·le·gious

sacrilegious

 
pronunciation:
sae kr lI js [or] sae kr li js
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: involving or being a violation, profanation, or destruction of something considered to be sacred.
They defaced the temple walls, destroyed holy books, and committed other sacrilegious acts.
definition 2: having committed a sacrilege.
The sacrilegious writer has been denounced.
derivations: sacrilegiously (adv.), sacrilegiousness (n.)
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The word sacrilegious contains the following part:
sacr, sacri, secr Latin root that means holy