blasphemy

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

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blasphemy (plural blasphemies)

  1. Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
    That imam said that drawing the prophet Muhammad is a form of blasphemy.
  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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