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blas·phe·my

 (blăs′fə-mē)
n. pl. blas·phe·mies
1.
a. Contemptuous or profane speech or action concerning God or a sacred entity.
b. An instance of this.
2.
a. Irreverent or impious action or expression in regard to something considered inviolable or sacrosanct.
b. An instance of this.

[Middle English blasfemie, from Late Latin blasphēmia, from Greek blasphēmiā, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.]

blasphemy

(ˈblæsfɪmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) blasphemous behaviour or language
2. (Law) law Also called: blasphemous libel the crime committed if a person insults, offends, or vilifies the deity, Christ, or the Christian religion

blas•phe•my

(ˈblæs fə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
2. an act of cursing or reviling God.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blasphemy - blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)blasphemy - blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
2.blasphemy - blasphemous behaviorblasphemy - blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
irreverence, violation - a disrespectful act

blasphemy

noun irreverence, swearing, cursing, indignity (to God), disrespect, desecration, sacrilege, profanity, impiety, profanation, execration, profaneness, impiousness She described the killings as a blasphemy before God.

blasphemy

noun
1. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred:
2. A profane or obscene term:
Informal: cuss.
Translations

blasphemy

[ˈblæsfɪmɪ] Nblasfemia f

blasphemy

[ˈblæsfəmi] nblasphème m

blasphemy

nBlasphemie f; (Rel also) → (Gottes)lästerung f; (= words also)Schmähung f (geh)

blasphemy

[ˈblæsfɪmɪ] nbestemmia
References in periodicals archive ?
31): "Therefore I say to you, every sin will be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven men.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit refers to the stance of one who consistently opposes Jesus and his message.
And to take a more famous example noted earlier, what in the world constitutes blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and why can' t it be forgiven?