- sacrifice paddock,
- sacrificial anode,
- sacring bell,
Origin of sacrilegious
Examples from the Web for sacrilegious
Prosecutors said the group had "insulted in a sacrilegious manner the centuries-old foundations of the Russian Orthodox Church".Russia: All Eyes on Vladimir Putin as Pussy Riot Trial Begins|The Telegraph|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
True confession: I hated Madame Bovary, sacrilegious as that sounds.
Talking about good and evil is fine, but conflating the American government with good is sacrilegious.
Having perpetrated this sacrilegious deed, they fixed the bishop's head on a stake.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon|S. Baring-Gould
If he is not curbed in his sacrilegious career, man will yet end—may God forefend!The Galley Slave's Ring|Eugne Sue
Well, but could you not prevent this accursed, sacrilegious, blasphemous union?The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain|William Carleton
"Another injustice to Ireland," interrupted a sacrilegious Unionist.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
There is nothing actually profane or sacrilegious about this perhaps; but yet again, perhaps there is.Rambles in Brittany|Francis Miltoun
mid-15c., from Latin sacrilegiosum, from sacrilegium (see sacrilege). As a noun, "one who commits a sacrilege," early 14c. Related: Sacrilegiously; sacrilegiousness.