misused (part of speech: adjective)
perverted (part of speech: verb)
- Do you counsel me to set aside the sacred and time honored rules of our church, and allow the Sabbath to go by unregarded, have the sanctuary desecrated, the cause of religion languish- I cannot believe it. - "Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 6.", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
- " The air is yet enchanted and intoxicated with the breath of the Great Frederick; it should not be desecrated with another name. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- Your son has desecrated his father's judgment- seat, and the blood of guiltless Hiram is on his head. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.