1 desecration, profanation, debasement, violation, prostitution, dishonouring, vitiation, defilement, befouling, fouling, contamination, befoulment, misuse, abuse, perversion, maltreatment:
The horrendous Buckinghamshire county office building is an example of architectural sacrilege
2 impiety, heresy, profanation, outrage, violation, profanity, blasphemy, impiousness, irreverence, disrespect, secularization:
It was an unscrupulous sacrilege to appropriate to his own use the offerings to the gods.
profane, impious, heretical, blasphemous, irreverent, disrespectful:
The inscription contains a curse on any who perpetrate any sacrilegious act against the remains of the pharaoh.