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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Grossly irreverent toward what is held to be holy.

Usage examples (35)
  • When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
  • But it also means Democrats aren't being any more "sacrilegious" than Republicans are.
  • Pakistan blocks access to YouTube in growing Internet crackdown over 'sacrilegious' content
  • I'm from Brooklyn though, so back then it was kind of sacrilegious to laugh out loud at this, but now I'm LMAO! for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1942 National Spelling Bee.
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