sacrosanct
[ sak-roh-sangkt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
1595-1605; Latin; "superlatively sacred or inviolable," c. 1600, from Latin sacrosanctus "protected by religious sanction, consecrated with religious ceremonies," from sacro, ablative of sacrum "religious sanction" (from neuter singular of sacer "sacred") + sanctus, past participle of sancire "make sacred" Earlier in partially Englished form sacro-seint (c. 1500)
Synonyms
    1.
  • consecrated
  • divine
  • pure
  • unprofane
  • saintly
    2.
  • revered
  • venerated
  • blessed
  • godly
  • holy
Antonyms
    1.
  • profane
  • deconsecrated
  • unsanctified
  • cursed
    2.
  • secular
  • desacralized
  • unholy
  • irreligious
  • unblessed
Definition
1. above or beyond criticism, change, or interference
2. extremely sacred or inviolable
Examples
1. A) She was sacrosanct in his eyes, perfect in every single way possible. B) Marriage has always been seen as sacrosanct, however, more and more people are choosing to opt-out of it.
2. A) Every night he tucked his children into bed and read them a bedtime story, per his sacrosanct ritual. B) Weekends were sacrosanct to her, for she had no other time to herself.
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