An example of blasphemy is when John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
- profane or contemptuous speech, writing, or action concerning God or anything held as divine
- any remark or action held to be irreverent or disrespectful
Origin of blasphemyMiddle English blasfemie ; from Old French blasphemie ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemia ; from Classical Greek blasph?mia: see blaspheme
- a. Contemptuous or profane speech or action concerning God or a sacred entity.b. An instance of this.
- a. Irreverent or impious action or expression in regard to something considered inviolable or sacrosanct.b. An instance of this.
Origin of blasphemyMiddle English blasfemie, from Late Latin blasph&emacron;mia, from Greek blasph&emacron;mia, from blasph&emacron;mein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.
Old French blasfemie, from Late Latin blasphēmia, from Ancient Greek βλασφημία (blasphēmia, “profanity”), from βλασφημέω (blasphēmeō, “to slander”).
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