blasphemy

  • 21 blasphemy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. irreverence, profanity; heresy. See impiety. Ant., piety. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. impiety, sacrilege, profanity, irreverence, disrespect, swearing, cursing, obscenity, lewdness, reviling, scoffing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 22 blasphemy — UK [ˈblæsfəmɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms blasphemy : singular blasphemy plural blasphemies something that is considered offensive to God or someone s religious beliefs …

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  • 23 BLASPHEMY —    action or speech which is derogatory to GOD, the SACRED or RELIGION. In the HEBREW BIBLE and in ISLAMIC lands, blasphemy is a capital offence. Until the ENLIGHTENMENT it was severely punished in Europe and America …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 24 blasphemy — noun the nuns would punish me at least three times a week for my blasphemy Syn: profanity, sacrilege, irreligion, irreverence, taking the Lord s name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, desecration; archaic execration Ant: reverence …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 25 blasphemy —    This word (from the Greek blasphemein, meaning to speak evil of ) refers to an action, speech, or thought that expresses contempt or hatred for God or for persons or things dedicated to God, such as the Church or the sacraments. Blasphemy is a …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 26 blasphemy — n. (pl. ies) 1 profane talk. 2 an instance of this. Derivatives: blasphemous adj. blasphemously adv. Etymology: ME f. OF blasfemie f. eccl.L f. Gk blasphemia slander, blasphemy …

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  • 27 blasphemy — noun (plural mies) Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God b. the act of claiming the attributes of deity 2. irreverence toward something considered sacred or i …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28 blasphemy — noun /ˈblæs.fə.mɪ/ a) Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable. b) The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religions deity or deities. Syn: cursing, cussing …

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  • 29 blasphemy — Synonyms and related words: abuse, affront, anathema, ban, befouling, billingsgate, blasphemousness, commination, curse, cursing, cussing, damnation, denunciation, desecration, evil eye, excommunication, execration, fulmination, hex, impiety,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 30 BLASPHEMY —    defined by Ruskin as the opposite of euphemy, and as wishing ill to anything, culminating in wishing ill to God, as the height of ill manners …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 31 blasphemy — blas|phe|my [ˈblæsfımi] n plural blasphemies [U and C] something you say or do that is insulting to God or people s religious beliefs >blasphemous adj ▪ The book has been widely condemned as blasphemous. >blasphemously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 32 blasphemy — blas|phe|my [ blæsfəmi ] noun count or uncount something that is considered offensive to God or someone s religious beliefs …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 33 blasphemy — blas·phe·my || blæsfÉ™mɪ n. sacrilege, irreverence, impiety …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 34 blasphemy — noun (plural blasphemies) profane or sacrilegious talk about God or sacred things. Derivatives blasphemous adjective blasphemously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 35 blasphemy — n. Impiousness, sacrilege, profanity …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 36 blasphemy — noun (C, U) something you say or do that is insulting to God or people s religious beliefs blasphemous adjective: The book has been widely condemned as blasphemous. blasphemously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 37 blasphemy — blas·phe·my …

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  • 38 blasphemy —  Богохульство …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 39 blasphemy — [ˈblæsfəmi] noun [C/U] something that is considered to be offensive to God or to someone s religious beliefs blasphemous [ˈblæsfəməs] adj …

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  • 40 blasphemy — blas•phe•my [[t]ˈblæs fə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies 1) impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things 2) jud an act of cursing or reviling God • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < LL < Gk …

    From formal English to slang