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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 classic literature ?
So Martin did not scorch that, and eased down on his muscular tension, though nervous tension rose higher than ever, and he listened sympathetically to the other's blasphemies as he toiled and suffered over the beautiful things that women wear when they do not have to do their own laundrying.
So passed Sunday, and Monday morning he was hard at work, sorting clothes, while Joe, a towel bound tightly around his head, with groans and blasphemies, was running the washer and mixing soft- soap.
So they did not abstain; and, in the midst of the uproar, there was a frightful concert of blasphemies and enormities of all the unbridled tongues, the tongues of clerks and students restrained during the rest of the year, by the fear of the hot iron of Saint Louis.