Definition of desecration in English:



  • [mass noun] The action of desecrating something.

    ‘the desecration of a grave’
    ‘the desecration of swathes of Scotland's landscape’
    • ‘This would be desecration of the highest order.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    violation, profanation, sacrilege
    pollution, contamination, infection, befouling
    defilement, debasement, degradation, degrading, dishonour, dishonouring, blasphemy
    vandalism, damaging, destruction, defacement
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