Acts of blasphemy are quite common. In fact, you would find this word almost always in circulation. Why so? Simply because of its meaning: expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred. Well, this is quite common, isn’t it?

We get innumerable cases in the headlines where people take offence to fun being made out of religious contexts or of god. All those instances are of Blasphemy.

Read about Blasphemy Law on Wikipedia. You will get to know how different countries react to Blasphemy. For example:
Afghanistan: An Islamic state, Afghanistan prohibits blasphemy as an offence under Sharia. Blasphemy may be punished by penalties up to execution by hanging.

You can even visit the blasphemy channel on youtube to know more:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GhlWuFa42B4&feature=related

The dictionary definitions for Blasphemy are as follows:
1. a. A contemptuous or profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God or a sacred entity. (noun)
b. The act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God. (noun)
2. An irreverent or impious act, attitude, or utterance in regard to something considered inviolable or sacred. (noun)

What is inviolable: read here.

And LOWLIFE means ‘A person of low social status or moral character.’

Word in context

The following is an extract from The Guardian used for educational purposes: 

Read further on:
http://guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/apr/21/final-testament-bible-blasphemy-james-frey?INTCMP=SRCH

Want to explore more Words?

Explore Our Visual Vocab Section