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
Full Definition of blasphemy
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 : irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable
Examples of blasphemy
She was condemned by the church for uttering blasphemies.
<in the 17th century the Quakers were persecuted for beliefs and practices that older churches regarded as blasphemies>
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