Definition of Blasphemy

1. Noun. Blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred).

Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Disrespect, Profanity
Derivative terms: Blasphemous



2. Noun. Blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character. "Desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
Exact synonyms: Desecration, Profanation, Sacrilege
Generic synonyms: Irreverence, Violation
Derivative terms: Blasphemous, Desecrate, Profane, Sacrilegious

Definition of Blasphemy

1. n. An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.

Definition of Blasphemy

1. Noun. Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable. ¹

2. Noun. The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities. ¹

3. Noun. The act of claiming the attributes of a deity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blasphemy

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Literary usage of Blasphemy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"While etymologically blasphemy may denote the derogation of the honour due ... It is to be noted that according to the definition (1) blasphemy is set down ..."

2. Free speech bibliography: including every discovered attitude toward the by Theodore Albert Schroeder (1922)
"Literary Guide 299: 67-8 May, 1921 Reliance is upon such passages as Mark VI, II; John X. Alfred, Guy A. blasphemy Richard Carlile; his battle for the free ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"blasphemy. blasphemy is a somewhat elastic term but, for our purpose, it may, in a general way, be defined as imprecation derogatory or insulting to the ..."

4. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"punishment of blasphemy is based necessarily upon an admission of the divine ... blasphemy has been denned as consisting in speaking evil of the Deity, ..."

5. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"No candid person would now admit that i6 any of his doctrines were really touched by the missionary. . FOX as a blasphemy Act of ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"While etymologically blasphemy may denote the derogation of the honour due ... It is to be noted that according to the definition (1) blasphemy is set down ..."

7. Free speech bibliography: including every discovered attitude toward the by Theodore Albert Schroeder (1922)
"Literary Guide 299: 67-8 May, 1921 Reliance is upon such passages as Mark VI, II; John X. Alfred, Guy A. blasphemy Richard Carlile; his battle for the free ..."

8. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"blasphemy. blasphemy is a somewhat elastic term but, for our purpose, it may, in a general way, be defined as imprecation derogatory or insulting to the ..."

9. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"punishment of blasphemy is based necessarily upon an admission of the divine ... blasphemy has been denned as consisting in speaking evil of the Deity, ..."

10. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"No candid person would now admit that i6 any of his doctrines were really touched by the missionary. . FOX as a blasphemy Act of ..."

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