- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. impiety, sacrilege, profanity, irreverence, disrespect, swearing, cursing, obscenity, lewdness, reviling, scoffing, profanation, profaneness, desecration; see also curse 1 , heresy .Ant. worship, piety*, prayer, reverence.Syn.- blasphemy , the strongest of the following terms, is used of a remark deliberately mocking or contemptuous of God or something held as sacred; profanity applies to language that makes impious use of sacred names; swearing and cursing , in this connection, both refer to the utterance of profane oaths and imprecations, the latter more particularly to the calling down of evil upon someone or somethingIII(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.[BLAS fuh mee]any show of disrespect toward the divine, irreverence.Cursing God for your misfortune is blasphemy.SYN.: irreverence, sacrilege, profanity, disrespect, impiety, desecration, cursing, denouncing. ''Denying the being or providence of God. . . .''—William Blackstone.ANT.: reverence, piety, respectIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred: desecration, profanation, sacrilege, violation. See SACRED. 2. A profane or obscene term: curse, epithet, expletive, oath, swearword. Informal: cuss. See DECENT, SACRED, WORDS.
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Blasphemy — • Signifies etymologically gross irreverence towards any person or thing worthy of exalted esteem Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Blasphemy Blasphemy … Catholic encyclopedia
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blasphemy — blas·phe·my / blas fə mē/ n pl mies: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings see also… … Law dictionary
BLASPHEMY — BLASPHEMY, in the broadest (and least precise) sense any act contrary to the will of God or derogatory to His power. Blasphemy is the term employed to translate the Hebrew verbs ḥeref, giddef, and ni eẓ (e.g., Isa. 37:6, gdf, where the servants… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
blasphemy — 1 Blasphemy, profanity, swearing, cursing are comparable when meaning impious or irreverent speech. Blasphemy, the strongest term (see also PROFANATION), applies strictly to an intentional or malicious utterance in which the Supreme Being is… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Blasphemy — Blas phe*my, n. [L. blasphemia, Gr. ?: cf. OF. blasphemie.] 1. 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
blasphemy — early 13c., from O.Fr. blasfemie blasphemy, from L.L. blasphemia, from Gk. blasphemia a speaking ill, impious speech, slander, from blasphemein to speak evil of. Second element is pheme utterance (see FAME (Cf. fame)); first element uncertain,… … Etymology dictionary
blasphemy — [blas′fə mē] n. pl. blasphemies [ME blasfemie < OFr blasphemie < LL(Ec) blasphemia < Gr blasphēmia: see BLASPHEME] 1. profane or contemptuous speech, writing, or action concerning God or anything held as divine 2. any remark or action… … English World dictionary
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blasphemy — [n] irreverence abuse, cursing, cussing, desecration, execration, heresy, impiety, impiousness, imprecation, indignity, lewdness, profanation, profaneness, profanity, reviling, sacrilege, scoffing, scurrility, swearing, vituperation; concept 645… … New thesaurus
blasphemy — ► NOUN (pl. blasphemies) ▪ irreverent talk about God or sacred things … English terms dictionary