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Sacred SpacesPlay
Use 'desecrate' for places or objects held sacred, often implying an intentional act of disrespect. SlideGraffiti on the ancient temple desecrated a site revered by many.
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Religious ContextPlay
'Desecrate' is commonly used in religious situations, bringing to mind serious acts of blasphemy. SlideThe protestors desecrated the religious icons displayed in the square.
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Severe OffensePlay
Describing an action as 'desecration' suggests a strong, negative moral judgement. SlideDesecrating the war memorial sparked public outrage.