Definition of sacrilegious in US English:



  • Involving or committing sacrilege.

    ‘a sacrilegious act’
    ‘it seems sacrilegious to say this, but it's really not that great a movie’
    • ‘It is unlawful to prohibit immoral or sacrilegious films in a public school.’
    • ‘If I felt like jumping on the bandwagon, I could discuss how both of these films are abominations to the Christmas holiday and just plain sacrilegious.’
    • ‘What about politicians who make sacrilegious communions?’
    • ‘Postmodern reinvention, including Rambo as Egypt's Pharaoh, could be seen as irreverent, even sacrilegious.’
    • ‘It must be considered sacrilegious for a Raider fan not to wear a black shirt.’
    • ‘More Jews have hit out at the controversial scheme, branding it sacrilegious and profane.’
    • ‘However, the sacrilegious acts received little coverage in the West, particularly in the United States.’
    • ‘Everything I do seems meaningless, sacrilegious, profane.’
    • ‘He meant, I imagined, that they were sacrilegious infidels.’
    • ‘Is spreading the Dhamma electronically sacrilegious?’
    • ‘This would be seen as highly sacrilegious by many Muslims.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly some people will find my venture sacrilegious.’
    • ‘Making fun of such sacrilegious music would have been deemed a profanity, but then Spinal Tap changed all that - thank God.’
    • ‘Now, I don't want to sound sacrilegious here, but we considered you the ‘high priests’ of our programs.’
    • ‘This seems to me a mistake, as Balthus shared nothing of the Surrealists' irreverent, even sacrilegious tendencies.’
    • ‘In the U.S., the frequency with which religious groups have waged campaigns over supposedly sacrilegious paintings is starting to get tiring.’
    • ‘I suspect that it is probably sacrilegious or even blasphemous to suggest such a thing.’
    • ‘It felt sacrilegious, but as with all sacrilegious acts, you adapt.’
    • ‘It was at once the most sacrilegious and yet mystic moment many of them had ever experienced.’
    • ‘It shouldn't take such an enormous grassroots effort to prevent sacrilegious exploitation of holy places.’
    profane, blasphemous, impious, sinful, irreverent, irreligious, godless, ungodly, unholy, disrespectful
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