blasphemy

  • 1 Blasphemy — • Signifies etymologically gross irreverence towards any person or thing worthy of exalted esteem Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Blasphemy     Blasphemy      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Blasphemy — Blasphemy …

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  • 3 blasphemy — blas·phe·my / blas fə mē/ n pl mies: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings see also… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 BLASPHEMY — BLASPHEMY, in the broadest (and least precise) sense any act contrary to the will of God or derogatory to His power. Blasphemy is the term employed to translate the Hebrew verbs ḥeref, giddef, and ni eẓ (e.g., Isa. 37:6, gdf, where the servants… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 blasphemy — 1 Blasphemy, profanity, swearing, cursing are comparable when meaning impious or irreverent speech. Blasphemy, the strongest term (see also PROFANATION), applies strictly to an intentional or malicious utterance in which the Supreme Being is… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Blasphemy — Blas phe*my, n. [L. blasphemia, Gr. ?: cf. OF. blasphemie.] 1. An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 blasphemy — early 13c., from O.Fr. blasfemie blasphemy, from L.L. blasphemia, from Gk. blasphemia a speaking ill, impious speech, slander, from blasphemein to speak evil of. Second element is pheme utterance (see FAME (Cf. fame)); first element uncertain,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 blasphemy — [blas′fə mē] n. pl. blasphemies [ME blasfemie < OFr blasphemie < LL(Ec) blasphemia < Gr blasphēmia: see BLASPHEME] 1. profane or contemptuous speech, writing, or action concerning God or anything held as divine 2. any remark or action… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Blasphemy — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Black Metal Gründung 1984 Gründungsmitglieder …

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  • 10 blasphemy — [n] irreverence abuse, cursing, cussing, desecration, execration, heresy, impiety, impiousness, imprecation, indignity, lewdness, profanation, profaneness, profanity, reviling, sacrilege, scoffing, scurrility, swearing, vituperation; concept 645… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 blasphemy — ► NOUN (pl. blasphemies) ▪ irreverent talk about God or sacred things …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Blasphemy — For other uses, see Blasphemy (disambiguation). Blasphemy is irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things.[1] Some countries have laws to punish blasphemy,[2] while others have laws to give recourse to those who are offended by… …

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  • 13 blasphemy — /blas feuh mee/, n., pl. blasphemies. 1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. 2. Judaism. a. an act of cursing or reviling God. b. pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of …

    Universalium

  • 14 blasphemy — A deliberate assault on the majesty of God (Lev. 24:16), punishable by death. In the NT his representatives are subjected to false accusations of blasphemy. Paul is said to have blasphemed when he had been a persecutor of the Church (1 Tim. 1:13) …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 15 blasphemy — noun VERB + BLASPHEMY ▪ commit, speak, utter BLASPHEMY + NOUN ▪ law (esp. BrE) PREPOSITION ▪ blasphemy  …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 blasphemy — [[t]blæ̱sfəmi[/t]] blasphemies N VAR You can describe something that shows disrespect for God or a religion as blasphemy. He was found guilty of blasphemy and seditious libel and sentenced to three years in jail... The MP described the killings… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 blasphemy — /blsesfsmiy/ Any oral or written reproach maliciously cast upon God, His name, attributes, or religion. In general, blasphemy may be described as consisting in speaking evil of the Deity with an impious purpose to derogate from the divine majesty …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 blasphemy — /blsesfsmiy/ Any oral or written reproach maliciously cast upon God, His name, attributes, or religion. In general, blasphemy may be described as consisting in speaking evil of the Deity with an impious purpose to derogate from the divine majesty …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 Blasphemy —    In the sense of speaking evil of God this word is found in Ps. 74:18; Isa. 52:5; Rom. 2:24; Rev. 13:1, 6; 16:9, 11, 21. It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil speaking, or abuse (1 Kings 21:10; Acts 13:45; 18:6, etc.). Our Lord was… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20 blasphemy — n. to commit; utter blasphemy against * * * [ blæsfɪmɪ] utter blasphemy against to commit …

    Combinatory dictionary