• WordNet 3.6
    • n sacrilegiousness profaneness by virtue of committing sacrilege
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sacrilegiousness The character of being sacrilegious.
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In literature:

Absolution to all thieves, sacrilegious or not, provided they share their booty with the Pope.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
There occasionally occurs an incident in this world that will make a person laugh though the laughing may border on the sacrilegious.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
To accept a heart which is no longer at your disposal would be sacrilegious and criminal in me.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
Away he ran, the people pursuing the sacrilegious visitor.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Pat was sacrilegious enough to steal a skull in order to get the teeth, which he wanted as souvenirs.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
Death, death to the sacrilegious slave who dares lay hand upon the son of the 'tzin!
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
What is't my sacrilegious Hand has done!
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
The sacrilegious audacity of that proceeding is, I should think, unparalleled in the annals of crime.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
It may have been sacrilegious, but I don't care.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Lucy's slumbering attention was roused by this sacrilegious act.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

In poetry:

Formed for thyself, and turned to thee,
Thy praises, Lord , I show;
No more, with sacrilegious pride,
I rob thee of thy due.
"Hymn of Sovereign Grace" by Augustus Montague Toplady
"I would shrink not from outpouring
All my life blood, but to purge it.
Shall I gentler prove to others?
Mercy would be sacrilegious.
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
I through the years had sought to hide
My darkening doubts from simple sight.
'Tis sacrilegious to deride
Faith of unquestioning neophyte.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"Again in every quivering leaf
That moment's agony I feel,
When limbs, that spurned the northern blast,
Shrunk from the sacrilegious steel.
"The Meeting Of The Dryads" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then, when their sacrilegious gaze
The mournful void hath half surmised,
To some more tender soul they raise
The veil of ignorance it prized.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
O woman, where is they resistless power;
I swore the livery of Heaven to grace,
Yet stand, to-day, a sacrilegious tower,
Perjured by the witchery of thy face.
"To Revenita (10)" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

A student-drawn picture posted inside a Fresno Unified school is sparking debate over whether it's sacrilegious or just a harmless classroom assignment.
Russian Punk band's sacrilegious attack on Christianity.
Some call it sacrilegious to change the music, alter the style or try anything creative with this iconic composition.
Last week, Meek Mill found himself in hot water with local Philadelphia pastor Jomo K. Johnson calling for a ban on his song " Amen ," which Pastor Johnson found to be sacrilegious.
Who is the more sacrilegious.
The country's telecommunications regulator, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), last week ordered operators to block YouTube, citing sacrilegious content on it.
Unless you include sacrilegious in the widest definition possible of religion, I'm not much of practitioner serving primarily as an example of 'that guy' whom you don't want to be.