What does sacrilegious mean?

Definitions for sacrilegiousˌsæk rəˈlɪdʒ əs, -ˈli dʒəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sacrilegious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious(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"


  1. sacrilegious(Adjective)

    Committing sacrilege.

  2. sacrilegious(Adjective)

    Acting or speaking very disrespectfully toward what is held to be sacred.

  3. Origin: sacer + lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacrilegious(adj)

    violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious

  2. Origin: [From sacrilege: cf. L. sacrilegus.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrilegious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrilegious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Shaw:

    It’s very gratuitous, and although I’m not religious, I can see why some would see it as sacrilegious, it could have been done in a different way.

  2. Dan Gainor:

    By using the word ‘Advent,’ the magazine turned its sleazy, soft-core modeling segments into a controversy, of course it’s sacrilegious. That was the intention.

  3. John Milton:

    ... If weakness may excuse, What Murderer, what Traitor, Parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it All Wickedness is Weakness That plea therefore With God or Man will gain thee no Remission.

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