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synonyms for desecration

  • blasphemy
  • debasement
  • defilement
  • impiety
  • irreverence
  • profanation
  • sacrilege
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antonyms for desecration

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  • respect
  • reverence
  • honor
  • praise
  • sanctification
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How to use desecration in a sentence

Having honed a real talent for dialogue toughened by unspeakable longing, Johnston imbues with tenderness even moments of utter desecration, as in the opening story, which concludes with spitting into a grave.
IN ‘RITES,’ SAVANNAH JOHNSTON PORTRAYS THE ACHING, FARCICAL NATURE OF EXISTENCE WITH STUNNING CLARITYKRISTEN MILLARES YOUNGSEPTEMBER 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The physical breaching and desecration of our temple of democracy must never happen again.
INSURRECTIONISTS OPENLY PLANNED FOR WEEKS TO STORM THE CAPITOL. WHY WERE POLICE SO EASILY OVERWHELMED?VERA BERGENGRUENJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
In another context, they’d sing the beauty of our world rather than warn of its desecration.
IN THE GALLERIES: UP TO HIS ELBOWS IN WATERY WORKS AND LUSTROUS PRINTSMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That such desecration should be permitted in a civilized country only a century ago indeed seems incredible.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
To bring them out only to attend a reception, or a tea party, is a desecration.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
The laugh is still, the noise has fled, and the first sound of the skate on the black ice seems almost a desecration.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
To have gone other than softly through the living heart of the greenwood must have savoured of desecration.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
In order to preserve it from desecration, he adopted it as his family burial plot.
A HISTORY OF THE CITY OF BROOKLYN AND KINGS COUNTY VOLUME IISTEPHEN M. OSTRANDER
I shall have some of that, anyway, though it seems rather like desecration to go and actually eat them.
BABYLON, VOLUME 2 (OF 3)GRANT ALLEN
It seemed to me a sort of desecration of the grand, quiet stateliness of the old place to have all these gay people invading it.
RUTLEDGEMIRIAM COLES HARRIS
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WORDS RELATED TO DESECRATION

  • corruption
  • crime
  • debasement
  • delinquency
  • desecration
  • exploitation
  • fault
  • injustice
  • misapplication
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
  • mishandling
  • mismanage
  • misuse
  • offense
  • perversion
  • prostitution
  • sin
  • wrong
  • wrongdoing
  • burglary
  • crime
  • desecration
  • desolation
  • despoiling
  • laying waste
  • marauding
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • rapine
  • ravaging
  • robbery
  • sacking
  • spoliation
  • stealing
  • theft
  • wasting
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