Synonyms and Antonyms of desecrate

  1. to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect <vandals desecrated the cemetery last night by covering the tombstones with graffiti> Synonyms defile, profane, violate Related Words deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify; blaspheme, curse, swear; befoul, contaminate, foul, poison, pollute, soil, sully, taint; affront, defame, insult, offend, outrage; annihilate, crush, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, ravage, raze, ruin, waste, wreck; despoil, loot, pillage, plunder, raid, ransack, rob, sack, spoil, strip Near Antonyms bless, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, sanctify; honor, respect; cleanse, purge, purify

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