Sacrilege – disrespect for a holy or revered object, place or belief
She dressed in a sack for the religious (sacrilege) occasion – they said she showed great disrespect.
Examples of sacrilege in a sentence
She said it was sacrilege for him not to remove his hat in the temple.
She tore a page out of the holy script; the church elders said it was sacrilege.
The builders were accused of committing an act of sacrilege when they dug up the ancient burial ground for new housing.