noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
- desecration of the Holy Sabbath
: cf. OF. blasphemie
- 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 claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
✍ When used generally in statutes or at common law, blasphemy is the use of irreverent words or signs in reference to the Supreme Being in such a way as to produce scandal or provoke violence.
- Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.
Punished for his blasphemy against learning.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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