Blasphemy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblæsfəmi|  American pronunciation of the word blasphemy
Brit.  |ˈblasfəmi|  British pronunciation of the word blasphemy

noun

- blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
- blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character (syn: desecration, profanation, sacrilege)

Examples

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...

The book has been widely condemned as blasphemous.

Word forms

noun
singular: blasphemy
plural: blasphemies
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