desecration desecration  /dɛ sə ˈkreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Umar, according to a variety of accounts, was horrified to see this desecration.
  2. To the god's worshipers this would be a sacrilege such as the desecration of a church would be to the invaders.
  3. No, I'm not making the graybeard argument that every remake is a desecration of the original.

News

  1. Dylon Boudreauxs' Grave Desecrated, Family Seeking Answers

    A St. Martinville family is now looking for answers after the desecration of a loved one's grave. The family went to the grave of Dylon Boudreaux to celebrate his 19th birthday on June 5th. The next day they returned to find part of the family's tomb had been set on fire. Charred burn marks covered the majority of the front of the tomb. Boudreaux went missing during the summer of 2012 and his ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Plan For Wind Turbines On Normandy Coast Spins Controversy

    Thursday, on the 69th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, many have gathered on the coast of Normandy to remember and honor the Allied soldiers who fought their way through Nazi defenses and went on to liberate Europe. There is controversy about a French plan to build 75 wind turbines offshore here. Critics see it as desecration of hollowed ground. Promoters say the wind mills will be at least 6 ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: NPR

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Quotes

  1. "They have threatened us, they have warned us, they have harassed us," said Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss. "This fire is a desecration of God's name."
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Yisroel Dovid Weiss Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is not the anti-American sentiment, it is a protest over news of the desecration of the holy Koran," Karzai told reporters in Brussels.
    on May 11, 2005 By: Hamid Karzai Source: Washington Post

  3. says Nixon, whose chief of staff HR Haldeman calls the clothing "desecration of the White House to most Americans."
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: HR Haldeman Source: AFP

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