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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sacrilegious mean? 

SACRILEGIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SACRILEGIOUS has 1 sense:

1. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

  Familiarity information: SACRILEGIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SACRILEGIOUS (adjective)

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Grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred


blasphemous; sacrilegious; profane

Context examples:

blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath / profane utterances against the Church / it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on


irreverent (showing lack of due respect or veneration)

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