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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;
- Example: "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
[syn: profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Desecration \Des`e*cra"tion\, n. The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

desecration n 1: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath" [syn: profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "desecration": abomination, abuse, abuse of office, atrocity, befoulment, blasphemousness, blasphemy, conversion, corrupt administration, debasement, defalcation, defilement, disgrace, diversion, embezzlement, fouling, ignominy, impiety, infamy, maladministration, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misconduct, misemployment, misfeasance, mishandling, mismanagement, misusage, misuse, peculation, perversion, pilfering, pity, pollution, poor stewardship, profanation, profaneness, profanity, prostitution, sacrilege, sacrilegiousness, scandal, shame, terrible thing, violation