desecration

[ des-i-krey-shuhn ]
/ dɛs ɪˈkreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of treating something sacred or solemn in a sacrilegious or disrespectful way: Many locals opposed the use of their former church building as a courthouse, feeling that conducting civil matters there would be a desecration of a holy place.
the act of ruining or violating something revered or greatly valued: Greedy corporations are contributing to the demise of civilization and the desecration of the ecosystem.

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Origin of desecration

OTHER WORDS FROM desecration

non·des·e·cra·tion, noun
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