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Meaning of SACRILEGIOUS

Pronunciation:  `sakru'lijus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
 

SACRILEGIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: blasphemous, irreverent, profane
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sac`ri*le"gious\, a. [From sacrilege: cf. L.
sacrilegus.]
Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving
sacrilege; profane; impious.

      Above the reach of sacrilegious hands.   --Pope.
-- {Sac`ri*le"gious*ly}, adv. -- {Sac`ri*le"gious*ness}, n.

 

 

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