Sacrilege vs Blasphemy - What's the difference?

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Sacrilege is a synonym of blasphemy.


As nouns the difference between sacrilege and blasphemy

is that sacrilege is desecration, profanation, misuse or violation of something regarded as sacred while blasphemy is irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable.

sacrilege

Noun

(en noun)
  • Desecration, profanation, misuse or violation of something regarded as sacred.
  • Derived terms

    * sacrilegious

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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