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Definition of "blasphemy" []

  • A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity. (noun)
  • The act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God. (noun)
  • An irreverent or impious act, attitude, or utterance in regard to something considered inviolable or sacrosanct. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blasphemy" in a sentence
  • "Charlotte still occasionally uses the term blasphemy in contexts that would lead one to question how far she might favor advocating some manner of legal constraint on the right to critique religious belief."
  • "The result of this blasphemy is the mark of the beast on their foreheads, also known as “666”."
  • "Pakistan and Indonesia are among the only countries in the world that prosecute and persecute their own citizens for what they call "blasphemy.""