What does blasphemy mean?

Definitions for blasphemy
ˈblæs fə miblas·phe·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blasphemy(noun)

    blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)

  2. profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege(noun)

    blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

    "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"


  1. blasphemy(Noun)

    Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.

  2. blasphemy(Noun)

    The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.

  3. blasphemy(Noun)

    The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.

  4. Origin: blasfemie, from blasphemia, from βλασφημία, from βλασφημέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blasphemy(noun)

    an indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity

  2. Blasphemy(noun)

    figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification


  1. Blasphemy

    Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for a religious deity or the irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things. Some countries have laws to punish blasphemy, while others have laws that sanction those who are offended by blasphemy to effect their wrath on blasphemers. Those laws may condone penalties or retaliation for blasphemy under the labels of blasphemous libel, expression of opposition, or "villification," of religion or of some religious practices, religious insult, or hate speech.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Blasphemy

    defined by Ruskin as the opposite of euphemy, and as wishing ill to anything, culminating in wishing ill to God, as the height of "ill-manners."

Editors Contribution

  1. Blasphemy

    Talking disrespectfully about god or doing an act that is profane; showing reverence towards a deity.

    Police should arrest all the pseudo-seculars guilty of blasphemy.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 4, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blasphemy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blasphemy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of blasphemy in a Sentence

  1. Salman Rushdie:

    Where there is no belief, there is no blasphemy.

  2. Paul Rudnick:

    There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.

  3. Charlie Hebdo editor Gerard Briard:

    We are a secular, democratic and atheist newspaper, the term blasphemy has no meaning for us.

  4. Cyril Almeida:

    The blasphemy law is almost incidental to the larger trend of a radicalized society that has slipped out of the control of a weak state.

  5. Phelim Kine:

    The assassinations show how dangerous it is for politicians to challenge the blasphemy law. Militants will go to extreme measures for anyone who speaks for religious freedom or human rights.

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