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blasphemy

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Etymology

Old French blasfemie, from Late Latin blasphemia, from Ancient Greek βλασφημία (blasphēmia), profanity), from βλασφημέω (blasphēmeō), to slander).

Pronunciation

  • 'blas-fa-mE

Noun

Singular
blasphemy

Plural
blasphemies

blasphemy (blasphemies)
  1. Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
  2. The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.
  3. The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.

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