Search Result for "blasphemy":
1. blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred);
2. blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;
- Example: "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
[syn: profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification. [1913 Webster] Punished for his blasphemy against learning. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]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