Adoration vs Blasphemy - What's the difference?

adoration | blasphemy | Antonyms |

Adoration is an antonym of blasphemy.

As nouns the difference between adoration and blasphemy

is that adoration is (countable) an act of religious worship while blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.




(en noun)
  • (countable) An act of religious worship.
  • * a. 1779 ,
  • We incessantly look forward, and endeavour, by prayers, adoration , and sacrifice, to appease those unknown powers, whom we find, by experience, so able to afflict and oppress us.
  • (uncountable) Admiration or esteem.
  • * 1890,
  • ...if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly...she is worthy of all your adoration', worthy of the ' adoration of the world.
  • (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
  • * 1887,
  • He adored Sorais quite as earnestly as Sir Henry adored Nyleptha, and his adoration had not altogether prospered.



  • Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
  • That imam said that drawing the prophet Muhammad is a form of blasphemy .
  • The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities.
  • The act of claiming the attributes of a deity.
  • Synonyms

    * (irreverent language) cursing]], cussing, execration, imprecation, profanity, [[swear, swearing * (unholy act) profanation, desecration, sacrilege, violation


    * reverence, veneration, worship, adoration

    Derived terms

    * blasphemous * blasphemously * blasphemousness