Allure (noun, verb)
(n.) 1. an attractive or tempting quality; 2. the power to entice or attract; (v.) to attract in a powerful way
– The allure of big-city life draws young people away from small towns.
– She looked at him across the crowded room and smiled alluringly.
– The allure of blue skies and warm weather led me to book a vacation to Hawaii.
– People were drawn to the reality tv show auditions by the allure of fame.
(n.) charm, appeal, seductiveness, (v.) captivate, tempt, attract, enchant, entice
(n.) unattractiveness, (v.) estrange, disaffect
1. irreverent towards the religious or sacred; 2. using profane language; 3. straying from acceptable beliefs and values, especially within a religious context
– Everyone was shocked and horrified at the blasphemy of the teenagers, who burned their nation’s flag in public.
– Despite growing up in the church, the comedian now draws from her religious background in oftentimes offensive and sometimes even blasphemous ways.
– That kind of blasphemy will not be tolerated in this church.
– He enjoyed making blasphemous remarks as a way to shock people, particularly those who were highly religious.
profane, sacrilegious, irreverent
reverent, religious, respectful