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noun as in irreverence

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He tells The Daily Beast that people thought transplanting organs “was sacrilege.”

In this respect, sacrilege as it may seem, Netanyahu may actually most closely resemble Yitzhak Rabin.

As three streets out of four take their name from a church or an abbey, there seems every chance of further sacrilege there.

His gesture is so bold it has a whiff of sacrilege, not just of art-world rebellion.

The alternative—burning gas over fake logs—seems a sacrilege.

In the course of time, absolution for the sacrilege was obtained from the Pope; but my father could never obtain it from himself.

But the gateways have been standing for ages and it would be sacrilege to think of tearing them down to facilitate traffic.

Somehow the thought of opening his heart to this matter-of-fact lawyer seemed like sacrilege.

I felt it was a sacrilege to lift my eyes to this young weeping mother, so beautiful in her tears.

Soon afterwards Mathurin Lejeusne, the instigator of the sacrilege, was shot for some breach of military duty.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sacrilege, such as: blasphemy, crime, curse, desecration, heresy, and impiety.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.