noun, plural blas·phe·mies.
- 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.
Origin of blasphemy
Examples from the Web for blasphemies
Are Idolatries, blasphemies, prophaning of Saboths, no sinns?
In its ears my words are blasphemies; I am outraging all its codes.A Woman of Thirty|Honore de Balzac
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do, two and forty months.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
She was easily convicted of her blasphemies, for she uttered those terrible words again and said she would not take them back.The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories|Mark Twain
Jeb found himself trembling in every muscle as a deep rage at these blasphemies spread throughout his frame.Where the Souls of Men are Calling|Credo Harris
British Dictionary definitions for blasphemies
noun plural -mies
Word Origin and History for blasphemies
early 13c., from Old French blasfemie "blasphemy," from Late Latin blasphemia, from Greek blasphemia "a speaking ill, impious speech, slander," from blasphemein "to speak evil of." Second element is pheme "utterance" (see fame); first element uncertain, perhaps related to blaptikos "hurtful," though blax "slack (in body and mind), stupid" also has been suggested.