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blasphemy Line breaks: blas|phemy
Pronunciation: /ˈblasfəmi/

Definition of blasphemy in English:

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
  • 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, profaneness, sacrilege, irreligiousness, irreverence, taking the Lord's name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, impiousness, ungodliness, unholiness, desecration, disrespect
formal imprecation
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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