noun (plural blasphemies)[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
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.
Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia 'slander, blasphemy'.