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blasphemy

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noun blas·phe·my \ˈblas-fə-mē\

Simple Definition of blasphemy

  • : great disrespect shown to God or to something holy

  • : something said or done that is disrespectful to God or to something holy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blasphemy

plural blasphemies

  1. 1 a :  the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God b :  the act of claiming the attributes of deity

  2. 2 :  irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable

Examples of blasphemy in a sentence

  1. She was condemned by the church for uttering blasphemies.

  2. <in the 17th century the Quakers were persecuted for beliefs and practices that older churches regarded as blasphemies>



13th Century

First Known Use of blasphemy

13th century

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blasphemy

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noun blas·phe·my \ˈblas-fə-mē\

Legal Definition of blasphemy

plural blasphemies

  1. :  the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings



Additional Notes on blasphemy

In many states, blasphemy statutes have been repealed as contrary to the First Amendment.



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