blasphemy blasphemy  /b ˈlæs fə mi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  2. (n) blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A number of factors contribute to growing religious intolerance: a harsh blasphemy law and the increasing presence of radical organizations.
  2. In an Olympics of world cursing, he believes that Yiddish would rank high, and Hungarian would win the blasphemy prize hands down.
  3. And you have to give it up for George Lucas, who lets you commit Star Wars blasphemy.

News

  1. Egyptian Christian teacher fined for blasphemy conviction

    LUXOR, Egypt – An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian teacher of blasphemy but didn't hand down a prison sentence and only imposed a fine on her.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Egyptian Christian teacher convicted of blasphemy - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian teacher of blasphemy but didn't hand down a prison sentence and only imposed a fine on her.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Egyptian Christian teacher convicted of blasphemy

    LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has convicted a Coptic Christian teacher of blasphemy but didn't hand down a prison sentence and only imposed a fine on her.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "These accusations by Georgia against Russia sound like blasphemy," Lavrov said.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Washington Post

  2. "I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. "There can be no freedom without limits."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Abdoulaye Wade Source: Washington Post

  3. Mr. Gates joked that "having a sitting secretary of defense travel halfway across the country to make a pitch to increase the budget of other agencies might fit into the category of 'man bites dog' or, for some back in the Pentagon, blasphemy,"...
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: New York Times

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