Adjective "blasphemy" definition and examples

(Blasphemy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblasfəmi/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
  1. count noun 'he was screaming incomprehensible blasphemies'
  2. 'He became notorious in England for drunkenness, blasphemy, and lechery, and for having abandoned his wife and child.'
  3. 'The devout Catholic was drunk and began to pour forth appalling blasphemies.'
  4. 'A strict control of blasphemy and bad language was maintained.'
  5. 'He was prosecuted several times for obscenity and blasphemy.'
  6. 'He's gone from an evangelical upbringing to religious blasphemy.'
  7. 'Playwrights came under heavy attack for frivolity, blasphemy, and immorality.'
  8. 'Other teachers and students were horrified at this blasphemy.'
  9. 'Is a culture that's gone so far away from the substance of Christianity really able to discern what is blasphemy?'
  10. 'Paul's blasphemy was unintended, and he repented when he recognized the truth.'
  11. 'A child from a Christian home can be put in an embarrassing situation if asked to read aloud a passage including swear words and blasphemy.'

More definitions

1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.

2. Judaism. an act of cursing or reviling God. pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of using a substitute pronunciation such as Adonai.

3. Theology. the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God.

4. irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.: He uttered blasphemies against life itself.

More examples(as adjective)

"laws can be blasphemy."

"trials can be blasphemy."

"charges can be blasphemy."

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia ‘slander, blasphemy’.