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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
  • That we can still think of wringing out a song from all this is worse than heresy, blasphemy, sacrilege.
  • 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.
  • This would lead one to believe that religion and bigotry are identical, but this would be blasphemy against religion.
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'.

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