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[mass noun] The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.‘he was detained on charges of blasphemy’[count noun] ‘he was screaming incomprehensible blasphemies’
profanity, profaneness, sacrilege, irreligiousness, irreverence, taking the lord's name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, impiousness, ungodliness, unholiness, desecration, disrespectimprecationexecrationView synonyms
- ‘Questioning God is the ultimate blasphemy.’
- ‘Idols are worshipped by various religions, while idolatry is blasphemy to others.’
- ‘He was prosecuted several times for obscenity and blasphemy.’
- ‘The devout Catholic was drunk and began to pour forth appalling blasphemies.’
- ‘Playwrights came under heavy attack for frivolity, blasphemy, and immorality.’
- ‘He became notorious in England for drunkenness, blasphemy, and lechery, and for having abandoned his wife and child.’
- ‘Is a culture that's gone so far away from the substance of Christianity really able to discern what is blasphemy?’
- ‘He told people he was the Son of God when he knew that, in saying so, people would either think him insane or accuse him of blasphemy.’
- ‘He's gone from an evangelical upbringing to religious blasphemy.’
- ‘The novel was publicly burned (for its manifest blasphemy) at Oxford by William Sewell.’
- ‘A child from a Christian home can be put in an embarrassing situation if asked to read aloud a passage including swear words and blasphemy.’
- ‘A strict control of blasphemy and bad language was maintained.’
- ‘Many aspects of the film did not work for me, which is almost blasphemy when talking about such a classic.’
- ‘Can an author with reason complain that he is cramped and shackled if he is not at liberty to publish blasphemy, bawdry, or sedition?’
- ‘Paul's blasphemy was unintended, and he repented when he recognized the truth.’
- ‘Before I elaborate on his numerous and profane blasphemies, perhaps an introduction to the professor would be helpful.’
- ‘How stating such obvious facts could constitute blasphemy was not entirely clear.’
- ‘Just the other day, I heard the worst blasphemy come from that woman's mouth.’
- ‘Other teachers and students were horrified at this blasphemy.’
- ‘How shall this blasphemy be punished?’
Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia slander, blasphemy.
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