misuse (part of speech: noun)
- What a prize she would prove to Jack Redland; he thought of no other man in connection with her: the mere idea seemed desecration. - "The Second String", Nat Gould.
- The watcher awaited some mysterious punishment for this desecration. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
- It's a desecration of the dead. - "The Abandoned Room", Wadsworth Camp.