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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

Full Definition of blasphemy

plural blas·phe·mies

  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

  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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