1. [syn: blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sacrilegious \Sac`ri*le"gious\, a. [From sacrilege: cf. L.
Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving
sacrilege; profane; impious.
Above the reach of sacrilegious hands. --Pope.
[1913 Webster] -- Sac`ri*le"gious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: blasphemous, profane,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "sacrilegious":
aberrant, abnormal, abominable, apostate, atheistic, atrocious,
backsliding, blasphemous, criminal, delinquent, deviant,
disgraceful, disrespectful, evil, fallen, fallen from grace,
hardly the thing, heretical, ignominious, illegal, impious,
improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, infamous,
irreligious, irreverent, lapsed, not done, not the thing, off-base,
off-color, out-of-line, profanatory, profane, recidivist,
recidivistic, recreant, renegade, scandalous, shameful, shameless,
sinful, terrible, undue, undutiful, unfit, unfitting, ungodly,
unlawful, unrighteous, unseemly, unsuitable, wicked, wrong,