Today's Word "Sacrilegious"

Violating what is considered sacred on

Published in Vocabulary

sacrilegious \sak-ri-LIJ-uhs\ (adjective) - Violating what is considered sacred.

"After enjoying his regular morning donut, newly promoted supervisor Mervyn decided to have another, a heretofore sacrilegious activity which elicited gasps from everyone in the vicinity."


From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sacrilegium, from sacrilegus (one who steals sacred thing), from scar, from sacer (sacred) + -legere (to gather, steal).


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