Blasphemous vs Blasphemy - What's the difference?

blasphemous | blasphemy |

Blasphemous is a derived term of blasphemy.

As a adjective blasphemous

is lacking piety or respect for the sacred resembling blasphemy.

As a noun blasphemy is

irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy.
  • His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous .



  • 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