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The action of desecrating something.‘the desecration of a grave’‘the desecration of swathes of Scotland's landscape’
violation, profanation, sacrilegeView synonyms
- ‘Human productivity and excellence, if achieved by way of human desecration and abuse, can only result in eventual catastrophe.’
- ‘He also wanted it to be saved from from destruction or desecration in future wars.’
- ‘This would be desecration of the highest order.’
- ‘Flowers laid by relatives at the plot were scattered around the memorial during Sunday night's desecration of the graves.’
- ‘This is an act of desecration and vandalism and it is very disappointing from our point of view and upsetting for visitors that this property has been stolen.’
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