Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of diverting from a hallowed purpose or use; deprivation of a sacred character or office; sacrilegious or profane treatment or use.
  • noun Synonyms Sacrilege, etc. See profanation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.

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  • noun An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

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Examples

  • General Assembly President Ali Treki expressed profound concern today at what he called the desecration of the ancient Muslim cemetery of Mamilla in

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  • General Assembly President Ali Treki expressed profound concern today at what he called the desecration of the ancient Muslim cemetery of Mamilla in Jerusalem.

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  • In the AP's story, Muhammad said his motives for the attack were clear: the killing and raping of Muslims by Americans and what he called the desecration of the Koran.

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  • Iran's ambassador to UNESCO complained to the organization's director over what he called the desecration of Islamic values in European countries.

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  • Modern art is engaged in desecration -- the inversion of the sacred.

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  • Modern art is engaged in desecration -- the inversion of the sacred.

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  • So inside the paper you have the game dubbed a desecration, the stadium turned into a "commode," the fans accused of having been slipped mickeys.

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  • Wayne and others, as desecration is undefined in the Amendment, Congress will be free to define the term in any manner it so chooses.

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  • I wouldn't want to have to explain to a devout Muslim why protecting a purely secular symbol from desecration is so important that we had to amend the Constitution to protect it, but religious figures are fair game.

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  • I wouldn't want to have to explain to a devout Muslim why protecting a purely secular symbol from desecration is so important that we had to amend the Constitution to protect it, but religious figures are fair game.

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