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desecration

Line breaks: dese|cra|tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdɛsɪˈkreɪʃn
 
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Definition of desecration in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of desecrating something: the desecration of a grave the desecration of swathes of Scotland’s landscape
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • He also wanted it to be saved from from destruction or desecration in future wars.
  • Human productivity and excellence, if achieved by way of human desecration and abuse, can only result in eventual catastrophe.
Synonyms
violation, profanation, sacrilege;
pollution, contamination, infection, befouling;
defilement, debasement, degradation, degrading, dishonour, dishonouring, blasphemy;

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