In its ears my words are blasphemies; I am outraging all its codes.
The people began to tremble at the blacksmith's blasphemies.
Their songs, their blasphemies, and the noise of their quarrels drowned the sound of the morning bells.
Of every other foolishness on earth his lips had babbled, but not blasphemies.
The faith itself was at peril if blasphemies like these were to be sheltered behind the rash decisions of Nicæa.
Well he knew that such sins and blasphemies could not go unpunished.
Do you think that God can bear with such pollutions and blasphemies against his own honour?
In his hand he shall bear a golden cup full of his blasphemies.
I am glad that the revered Principal is never present to hear Mollie's blasphemies, at which I as an uncle have to shudder.
Frightful stories were told of their blasphemies and hideous ceremonials.
early 13c., from Old French blasfemie "blasphemy," from Late Latin blasphemia, from Greek blasphemia "a speaking ill, impious speech, slander," from blasphemein "to speak evil of." Second element is pheme "utterance" (see fame); first element uncertain, perhaps related to blaptikos "hurtful," though blax "slack (in body and mind), stupid" also has been suggested.
In the sense of speaking evil of God this word is found in Ps. 74:18; Isa. 52:5; Rom. 2:24; Rev. 13:1, 6; 16:9, 11, 21. It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse (1 Kings 21:10; Acts 13:45; 18:6, etc.). Our Lord was accused of blasphemy when he claimed to be the Son of God (Matt. 26:65; comp. Matt. 9:3; Mark 2:7). They who deny his Messiahship blaspheme Jesus (Luke 22:65; John 10:36). Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost (Matt. 12:31, 32; Mark 3:28, 29; Luke 12:10) is regarded by some as a continued and obstinate rejection of the gospel, and hence is an unpardonable sin, simply because as long as a sinner remains in unbelief he voluntarily excludes himself from pardon. Others regard the expression as designating the sin of attributing to the power of Satan those miracles which Christ performed, or generally those works which are the result of the Spirit's agency.