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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blas·phe·my /ˈblæsfəmi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blas·phe·my n.
 1. An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
 Note:When used generally in statutes or at common law, blasphemy is the use of irreverent words or signs in reference to the Supreme Being in such a way as to produce scandal or provoke violence.
 2. Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.
    Punished for his blasphemy against learning.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for
           something sacred)
      2: blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its
         sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath" [syn:
         profanation, desecration, sacrilege]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    In the sense of speaking evil of God this word is found in Ps.
    74:18; Isa. 52:5; Rom. 2:24; Rev. 13:1, 6; 16:9, 11, 21. It
    denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse (1
    Kings 21:10; Acts 13:45; 18:6, etc.). Our Lord was accused of
    blasphemy when he claimed to be the Son of God (Matt. 26:65;
    comp. Matt. 9:3; Mark 2:7). They who deny his Messiahship
    blaspheme Jesus (Luke 22:65; John 10:36).
      Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost (Matt. 12:31, 32; Mark 3:28,
    29; Luke 12:10) is regarded by some as a continued and obstinate
    rejection of the gospel, and hence is an unpardonable sin,
    simply because as long as a sinner remains in unbelief he
    voluntarily excludes himself from pardon. Others regard the
    expression as designating the sin of attributing to the power of
    Satan those miracles which Christ performed, or generally those
    works which are the result of the Spirit's agency.