desecrate

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Synonyms for desecrate

Synonyms for desecrate

to spoil or mar the sanctity of

Synonyms for desecrate

violate the sacred character of a place or language

remove the consecration from a person or an object

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With these robotic desecrators turned fun-house attractions, McGee appears to acknowledge his own fate as an artist: to have become an "arm" of the culture industry.
The protesters chanted, "Down with Koran desecrators,' and protest leaders denounced the alleged desecration in speeches to the crowds.
The nominations are an outcry against a system in which human rights criminals and environmental desecrators need not fear punishment.
The protesters chanted "Down with Quran desecrators,'' and protest leaders denounced the alleged desecration in speeches to the crowds.
The protesters chanted "Down with Qur'an desecrators," and protest leaders denounced the desecration in speeches to the crowds.
Thus white racists envisioned black women, not just black male rapists, as the desecrators of their "civilization"; Minnie's choice to transgress the color line, though she passes from whiteness into blackness, is a perceived threat to white supremacy.
Later Titus will urge that Revenge take its course on the desecrators of the innocent Lavinia: 'I pray thee, do on them some violent death:/They have been violent to me and mine' (V.
I don't agree with that solution--it would be removed from its prominent place in the centre of the tourist area, and cemeteries themselves frequently become targets for memorial desecrators.
As a Christian humanist, drawing inclusively on the richness of both classicism and Christianity, Merton regarded the warlords of history as the destroyers of the precious legacy of human civilization and as the desecrators of creation itself.
In written accounts, Jews were often described as sorcerers, ritual murderers, and desecrators of the Holy Communion.