Blasphemy vs Impiety - What's the difference?

blasphemy | impiety |

As nouns the difference between blasphemy and impiety

is that blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable while impiety is (uncountable) the state of being impious.



  • 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



  • (uncountable) The state of being impious
  • (countable) An impious act
  • (uncountable) The lack of respect for a god or something sacred