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sacrilege

noun

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an act of great disrespect shown to God or to sacred ideas, people, or things
  • spitting on the temple floor would be a great sacrilege

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“Sacrilege.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sacrilege. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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