Definition of sacrilegious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sacrilegious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsækrəˈlɪdʒəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsækrəˈlɪdʒəs//
 
 
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treating a holy thing or place without respect Leading clerics condemned the book as a sacrilegious attack on their faith. (figurative) It seemed almost sacrilegious to criticize his tennis playing.