impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
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.
Theology. the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God.
irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.:
He uttered blasphemies against life itself.
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noun (pl) -mies
blasphemous behaviour or language
(law) Also called blasphemous libel. the crime committed if a person insults, offends, or vilifies the deity, Christ, or the Christian religion
to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things). to speak evil of; slander; abuse. to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties. Contemporary Examples Christian Mom Faces Execution Asra Q. Nomani December 14, 2010 Historical Examples The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs The Wonder J. D. Beresford Stingaree E. W. […]
uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane. Contemporary Examples Mitch’s Brotastic Victory Bash Olivia Nuzzi November 4, 2014 Historical Examples The Jessica Letters: An Editor’s Romance Paul Elmer More The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. Thomas Paine Tales of Space and Time Herbert George Wells The Return of the Soldier Rebecca West Tell England […]
uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane. Contemporary Examples What Mary Thought: ‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Tóibín Benjamin Lytal November 17, 2012 How Anti-Islam Movie Helps the Taliban Sami Yousafzai September 17, 2012 What Mary Thought: ‘The Testament of Mary’ by Colm Tóibín Benjamin Lytal November 17, 2012 Historical Examples The Cloister and […]
a sudden and violent gust of wind: Wintry blasts chilled us to the marrow. the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.: One blast of the siren was enough to clear the street. a loud, sudden sound or noise: The radio let out an awful blast before I could turn it off. a forcible stream of […]