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n. pl. blas·phe·mies
a. Contemptuous or profane speech or action concerning God or a sacred entity.
b. An instance of this.
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.]
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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
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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]
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|Noun||1.||blasphemy - blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)|
profanity - vulgar or irreverent speech or action
|2.||blasphemy - blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"|
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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.
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1. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred:
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blasphemy[ˈblæsfɪmɪ] N → blasfemia f
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blasphemy[ˈblæsfəmi] n → blasphème m
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blasphemy[ˈblæsfɪmɪ] n → bestemmia
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