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Synonyms for blasphemy
ˈblæs fə mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blasphemy(noun)

    blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)

    desecration, sacrilege, profanation

  2. profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege(noun)

    blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

    "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

    desecration, sacrilege, profanation


  1. blasphemy(noun)

    profanation, swear, curse, cuss, violation, imprecation, profanity, execration, desecration, sacrilege

    veneration, worship, adoration, reverence

  2. blasphemy(noun)

    Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.

    profanation, cuss, swear, curse, imprecation, sacrilege, desecration, execration, violation, profanity

    reverence, worship, adoration, veneration

  3. blasphemy(noun)

    The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.

    profanity, swear, cuss, execration, sacrilege, imprecation, violation, profanation, curse, desecration

    reverence, adoration, veneration, worship

  4. blasphemy(noun)

    The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.

    sacrilege, desecration, curse, profanation, violation, execration, profanity, imprecation, cuss, swear

    veneration, worship, reverence, adoration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blasphemy

    In the highest sense, as in a court of justice, "an oath is a reverent appeal to God in corroboration of what one says," Abbott Law 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

    benediction, benison, blessing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blasphemy

    swearing, profaneness, impiety

    reverence, veneration, godliness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blasphemy(n.)

    impiety, irreverence, profanity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blasphemy(n)

    sacrilege, calumny, profanity

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    sacrilege, profanity, desecration, profanation, rowing

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How to use blasphemy in a sentence?

  1. Phil Robertson:

    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.

  2. John Osborne:

    Censorship is the commonest social blasphemy because it is mostly concealed, built into us by indolence, self-interest and cowardice.

  3. Phelim Kine:

    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.

  4. Mina Thabet:

    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.

  5. Nighat Dad:

    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.

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