blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege(noun)
blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
"desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.
The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.
Origin: blasfemie, from blasphemia, from βλασφημία, from βλασφημέω.
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
figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification
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.
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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."
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.
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The numerical value of blasphemy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of blasphemy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of blasphemy in a Sentence
Where there is no belief, there is no blasphemy.
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
We are a secular, democratic and atheist newspaper, the term blasphemy has no meaning for us.
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.
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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- تجديف, كفرArabic
- блюзьне́рства, багаху́льстваBelarusian
- blasfèmiaCatalan, Valencian
- Blasphemie, GotteslästerungGerman
- کفر گفتن، حمله به مقدساتPersian
- rienaus, jumalanpilkkaFinnish
- diamhasla, blaisféimIrish
- toibheum, dia-bheum, grìosadaireachd, naomh-mhallachadh, ana-cainnt, lughadaireachd, naomh-mhallachd, eacnach, lùghadh, naomh-aithris, speuradh, dia-aitheas, baoth-bhriathar, dia-mhaslachadhScottish Gaelic
- חילול השםHebrew
- bestemmia, blasfemiaItalian
- 冒涜, 不敬Japanese
- godslastering, blasfemieDutch
- bluźnierstwo, blasfemiaPolish
- кощу́нство, богоху́льствоRussian
- богохуљење, bogohuljenje, bogohulstvo, богохулство, бласфемија, blasfemijaSerbo-Croatian
- hädelse, blasfemiSwedish
- богоху́льство, блюзні́рствоUkrainian
- báng bổVietnamese
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