Definition of defilement in English:

defilement

noun

  • The action of defiling or the state of being defiled.

    ‘the heinous defilement of their most sacred site’
    ‘the purification of all defilements’
    • ‘Kant proclaimed it the worst conceivable defilement of a person's humanity.’
    • ‘I live by the Bible's command to ‘cleanse ourselves of every defilement of flesh and spirit’.’
    • ‘Spiritual impurity or moral defilement starts on the inside.’
    • ‘Water metaphors give rise to a fluid cosmology of feelings in which senses of pollution, dirt and defilement are caught up with the need to protect social, moral and bodily boundaries.’
    • ‘Among these communities, economic interdependence was inescapable but the boundaries of defilement remained.’
    degradation, debasement, spoiling, sullying, impairment
    desecration, profanation, profanity, violation, sacrilege
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Pronunciation

defilement

/dəˈfaɪlmənt//dəˈfīlmənt/