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Blaspheme vs. Sacrilege

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Blasphemeverb

(intransitive) To commit blasphemy; to speak against God or religious doctrine.

Sacrilegenoun

Desecration, profanation, misuse or violation of something regarded as sacred.

Blasphemeverb

(transitive) To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).

Sacrilegenoun

The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.

‘And the hid treasures in her sacred tombWith sacrilege to dig.’; ‘Families raised upon the ruins of churches, and enriched with the spoils of sacrilege.’;

Blasphemeverb

(transitive) To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

Sacrilegenoun

blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character;

‘desecration of the Holy Sabbath’;

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Blasphemeverb

To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred); as, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

‘So Dagon shall be magnified, and God,Besides whom is no god, compared with idols,Disglorified, blasphemed, and had in scorn.’; ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge thyself on all those who thus continually blaspheme thy great and all-glorious name?’;

Sacrilegenoun

violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

‘putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege’;

Blasphemeverb

Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

‘You do blaspheme the good in mocking me.’; ‘Those who from our labors heap their board,Blaspheme their feeder and forget their lord.’;

Blasphemeverb

To utter blasphemy.

‘He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.’;

Blasphemeverb

utter obscenities or profanities;

‘The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street’;

Blasphemeverb

speak of in an irrevent or impious manner;

‘blaspheme God’;

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