Definition of blasphemous
: impiously irreverent : profane a blasphemous writer a blasphemous epithet The claims were blasphemous.
Examples of blasphemous in a Sentence
Catholics used to believe that anyone but a priest touching a consecrated wafer was blasphemous.
Recent Examples of blasphemous from the Web
A trio of troublemaking nuns (Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and Alison Brie) soon complicate matters, resulting in some hilarious, blasphemous ribaldry.
The uploading and sharing of blasphemous content on the internet is a punishable action under the law.
Mr. Raza’s sentence comes amid a widening crackdown against blasphemous content on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter.
The conviction comes amid Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s high-profile crackdown against blasphemous social-media content—one critics say has been used to silence dissent.
Qureshi said Raza was arrested after playing blasphemous and hate speech material on his phone on a bus stop in Bahawalpur, where a counter-terrorism officer arrested him and confiscated his phone.
Over the years, alarmist sunscreen headlines have gotten bolder, even blasphemous, with stories that favor clicks and shares over accuracy.
But not even that desire to get in Donald Trump's good graces should lead to the kind of blasphemous comparisons of DeVos and Bethune.
Fake profiles that masquerade as real people have also caused tragedy, such as the torture and killing of a university student in Pakistan after someone set up a fake Facebook account in his name that allegedly contained blasphemous content.
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