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.
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Origin of blasphemy
OTHER WORDS FROM blasphemynon·blas·phe·my, noun, plural non·blas·phe·mies.
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Example sentences from the Web for blasphemy
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
Since 1987, there have been roughly 1,300 cases filed under the blasphemy laws, according to varied reports.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty, is frequently invoked and just as frequently misused.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you muttered, “blasphemy” after reading the first tip about skipping a snack, then snack smart.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of writing slander and flat blasphemy, they propose to draw it, and not draw it mild.
That they may be afraid, who come with blasphemy against thy holy people.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They looked on him, some about to stop their ears at his blasphemy; but one glance told it was no blasphemy, but bitter truth.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Was not this a blasphemy against the fatherly goodness of the Creator,—a base desertion of the cause of the disinherited?
It is a continental form of pleasantry, and an artistic experiment in blasphemy which is taken seriously by the unwise.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite