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Speak irreverently about God or sacred things:‘he has blasphemed against the Holy Spirit’
swear, curse, utter oaths, utter profanities, take the lord's name in vaincussexecrate, imprecateView synonyms
- ‘We are also managing not to blaspheme too much.’
- ‘If you ask people to stop swearing or blaspheming, some people will silently respect you while others will go out of their way to turn the air blue.’
- ‘What isn't said much these days - a forbidden thought much akin to blaspheming in church - is that modern democracy, as a way of governance, has problems.’
- ‘Because Faustus has blasphemed against God in his incantations, Mephistophilis has come to see if he can claim Faustus' soul.’
- ‘What good does it do that you believe and yet blaspheme?’
- ‘It seemed pretty good to them; you don't go to hell for sinning or blaspheming, but your heaven isn't as good as the people who don't sin at all.’
- ‘I appeal to everybody here not to blaspheme this sacred place with political quarrels.’
- ‘Chesterton observed long ago that we only blaspheme what we hold sacred.’
- ‘As the text we read this morning makes clear, death is the penalty for blaspheming and cursing God.’
- ‘Blaspheming the Holy Spirit is a sin that won't go away - ever.’
- ‘Already they are blaspheming and doing blasphemous things against the church.’
- ‘They drew attention to themselves by shouting loudly and blaspheming against Allah.’
- ‘I think that was the first time I prayed, only I wasn't praying, I was blaspheming.’
- ‘Even Kathy was looking like she had blasphemed.’
- ‘Moreover, he indicts his accusers for blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.’
- ‘He is telling them to take care, because whoever he might be who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, he will never be forgiven.’
- ‘They are sure that the power that they wield as rulers has won the battle against this one who blasphemes.’
- ‘He blasphemed the only sacred values of the postmodern West: skepticism, relativism, pluralism and tolerance.’
- ‘She had come close to death more than once and had known pain so excruciating that she felt sure the demons were tempting her to blaspheme.’
- ‘I swore softly, taking care not to blaspheme in case that increased my punishment.’
Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin blasphemare reproach, revile, blaspheme, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos evil-speaking. Compare with blame.
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