Blasphemy vs Irreverence - What's the difference?

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Blasphemy is a synonym of irreverence.

As nouns the difference between blasphemy and irreverence

is that blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable while irreverence is irreverence.



  • 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




  • The state or quality of being irreverent; want of proper reverence; disregard of the authority and character of a superior.
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