Definition of blasphemy in English:
noun (plural blasphemies)
The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk: he was detained on charges of blasphemy screaming incomprehensible blasphemies
More example sentences
- 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.
- Paul's blasphemy was unintended, and he repented when he recognized the truth.
- A strict control of blasphemy and bad language was maintained.
profanity, sacrilege, irreligion, irreverence, taking the Lord's name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, desecration
Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia 'slander, blasphemy'.
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