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 blasphemyplural
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 in a sentence
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>
First Known Use of blasphemy
Legal Definition of blasphemy
: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and especially 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In many states, blasphemy statutes have been repealed as contrary to the First Amendment.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up blasphemy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).