V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. irreverent towards the religious or sacred; 2. using profane language; 3. straying from acceptable beliefs and values, especially within a religious context

Synonyms: profane, sacrilegious, irreverent, impious, irreligious

Antonyms: reverent, religious, respectful

Tips: Blasphemous comes from the noun blasphemy, which is usually, but not always, used in religious contexts. It refers to any insult or act of irreverence towards religious beliefs or figures, as well as to actions or words disrespecting other things held in high esteem.

Usage Examples:

Everyone was shocked and horrified at the blasphemy of the teenagers, who burned their nation's flag in public. (irreverence, disrespect) noun

Despite growing up in the church, the comedian now draws from her religious background in oftentimes offensive and sometimes even blasphemous ways. (profane, irreligious)

That kind of blasphemy will not be tolerated in this church. (profanity, sacrilege) noun

He enjoyed making blasphemous remarks as a way to shock people, particularly those who were highly religious. (impious, irreverent)

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