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blasphemy Syllabification: blas·phe·my
Pronunciation: /ˈblasfəmē/

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
  • How shall this blasphemy be punished?
  • Questioning God is the ultimate blasphemy.
  • Many aspects of the film did not work for me, which is almost blasphemy when talking about such a classic.
Synonyms
profanity, sacrilege, irreligion, irreverence, taking the Lord's name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, desecration
archaic execration

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia 'slander, blasphemy'.

Words that rhyme with blasphemy

academy • sodomy

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