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1. blasphemy

noun. ['ˈblæsfəmi'] blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred).

Synonyms

  • profanity
  • discourtesy

Antonyms

  • graciousness
  • politeness

Etymology

  • blasfemie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • blasphemia (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word blasphemy


1. Noun, singular or mass
For a coffee purist, it might seem like blasphemy to take the caffeine out of coffee.

2. Verb, past participle
For the Puritans, saying this name in vain would be blasphemy.

Quotes containing the word blasphemy


1. Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!
- Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga

2. blasphemy

noun. ['ˈblæsfəmi'] blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character.

Synonyms

  • violation
  • sacrilege
  • desecration
  • irreverence

Antonyms

  • keep
  • respect
  • esteem
  • courtesy

Etymology

  • blasfemie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • blasphemia (Latin)
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