2. [syn: profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blasphemy \Blas"phe*my\, n. [L. blasphemia, Gr. ?: cf. OF.
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 claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
Note: When used generally in statutes or at common law,
blasphemy is the use of irreverent words or signs in
reference to the Supreme Being in such a way as to
produce scandal or provoke violence.
2. Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny;
Punished for his blasphemy against learning.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "blasphemy":
abuse, affront, anathema, ban, befouling, billingsgate,
blasphemousness, commination, curse, cursing, cussing, damnation,
denunciation, desecration, evil eye, excommunication, execration,
fulmination, hex, impiety, imprecation, indignity, insult, malison,
malocchio, profanation, profaneness, profanity, proscription,
sacrilege, sacrilegiousness, scurrility, swearing, thundering,
violation, vituperation, whammy