An example of blasphemy is when John Lennon said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.
Other Word Forms
Origin of blasphemy
- Middle English blasfemie from Late Latin blasphēmia from Greek blasphēmiā from blasphēmein to blaspheme blaspheme
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French blasfemie, from Late Latin blasphēmia, from Ancient Greek βλασφημία (blasphēmia, “profanity”), from βλασφημέω (blasphēmeō, “to slander”).