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desecrating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

as in profane, blasphemous

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desecrating

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desecrating

verb
present participle of desecrate

Synonyms & Antonyms of desecrating (Entry 3 of 3)

to treat (a sacred place or object) shamefully or with great disrespect
  • vandals desecrated the cemetery last night by covering the tombstones with graffiti

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“Desecrating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desecrating. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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