Disbelief vs Blasphemy - What's the difference?

disbelief | blasphemy |


As nouns the difference between disbelief and blasphemy

is that disbelief is unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case while blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.

disbelief

English

Noun

  • Unpreparedness, unwillingness, or inability to believe that something is the case.
  • She cried out in disbelief on hearing that terrorists had crashed an airplane into the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Astonishment.
  • I stared in disbelief at the Grand Canyon.
  • The loss or abandonment of a belief; cessation of belief.
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  • Synonyms

    * incredulity

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    blasphemy

    Noun

    (blasphemies)
  • 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

    Antonyms

    * reverence, veneration, worship, adoration

    Derived terms

    * blasphemous * blasphemously * blasphemousness