blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege(noun)
blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
"desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.
The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In the highest sense, as in a court of justice, "an oath is a reverent appeal to God in corroboration of what one says,"
AbbottLaw Dict.; an affidavit is a sworn statement made in writing in the presence of a competent officer; an adjuration is a solemn appeal to a person in the name of God to speak the truth. An oath is made to man in the name of God; a vow, to God without the intervention, often without the knowledge, of man. In the lower sense, an oath may be mere blasphemy or profane swearing. Anathema, curse, execration, and imprecation are modes of invoking vengeance or retribution from a superhuman power upon the person against whom they are uttered. Anathema is a solemn ecclesiastical condemnation of a person or of a proposition. Curse may be just and authoritative; as, the curse of God; or, it may be wanton and powerless: "so the curse causeless shall not come," Prov. xxvi, 2. Execration expresses most of personal bitterness and hatred; imprecation refers especially to the coming of the desired evil upon the person against whom it is uttered. Malediction is a general wish of evil, a less usual but very expressive word. Compare TESTIMONY.
adjuration, affidavit, anathema, ban, blaspheming, curse, cursing, denunciation, execration, imprecation, malediction, oath, profane swearing, profanity, reprobation, swearing, sworn statement, vow
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Words popularity by usage frequency
How to use blasphemy in a sentence?
Pakistan’s blasphemy law has been used in a way to target religious minorities, there has been violence perpetrated against people accused of blasphemy. When facing that kind of persecution, many have no choice but to leave.
Censorship is the commonest social blasphemy because it is mostly concealed, built into us by indolence, self-interest and cowardice.
The assassinations show how dangerous it is for politicians to challenge the blasphemy law. Militants will go to extreme measures for anyone who speaks for religious freedom or human rights.
We have five Coptic children charged with blasphemy andinsulting Islam, we still have other open cases where Christians are charged with inciting violence as if they were the perpetrators, but where they were the victims.
The trendof using blasphemy as a tool to silence people is something the state must look at. People who defame others should not get away so easily. It has very serious consequences on people’s lives.
Translations for blasphemy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تجديف, كفرArabic
- блюзьне́рства, багаху́льстваBelarusian
- blasfèmiaCatalan, Valencian
- Blasphemie, GotteslästerungGerman
- کفر گفتن، حمله به مقدساتPersian
- rienaus, jumalanpilkkaFinnish
- diamhasla, blaisféimIrish
- toibheum, dia-bheum, grìosadaireachd, naomh-mhallachadh, ana-cainnt, lughadaireachd, naomh-mhallachd, eacnach, lùghadh, naomh-aithris, speuradh, dia-aitheas, baoth-bhriathar, dia-mhaslachadhScottish Gaelic
- חילול השםHebrew
- bestemmia, blasfemiaItalian
- 冒涜, 不敬Japanese
- godslastering, blasfemieDutch
- bluźnierstwo, blasfemiaPolish
- кощу́нство, богоху́льствоRussian
- богохуљење, bogohuljenje, bogohulstvo, богохулство, бласфемија, blasfemijaSerbo-Croatian
- hädelse, blasfemiSwedish
- богоху́льство, блюзні́рствоUkrainian
- báng bổVietnamese
Get even more translations for blasphemy »
Find a translation for the blasphemy synonym in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)