Blasphemous and Heretical


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Blasphemous adjective – Not showing proper reverence for the holy or sacred.
Usage example: Catholics used to believe that anyone but a priest touching a consecrated wafer was blasphemous

Heretical and blasphemous are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Heretical" instead an adjective "Blasphemous".
Nearby Words: blasphemy, blaspheme, blasphemed, blaspheming
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Heretical adjective – Deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices.
Blasphemous and heretical are semantically related. You can use "Blasphemous" instead an adjective "Heretical".
Nearby Words: heresy, heretic
Synonyms for Heretical

Things that words describes

forces blasphemous forces heretical forces
books blasphemous books heretical books
ideas blasphemous ideas heretical ideas
jokes blasphemous jokes heretical jokes
Other nouns: acts, rituals.

Both words in one sentence

  • Monty Python's Life of Brian relies less on visual silliness than Holy Grail and devout believers can feel offended by the often blasphemous and heretical jokes.
  • Book Burning It is interesting to note that the book in question is actually an alternative view of Andraste which was probably quite heretical and blasphemous.
    Source: Book Burning
  • Sophisticated as Hell All blasphemous, heinous 'n heretical acts that must be purged, however only in curriculum because if I was going to complain about your bad use of grammar in a purely social situation with no provocation, I'd look a complete arse now, wouldn't I?
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