It is contempt, showing lack of respect and honour especially towards what is holy and sacred. Scripture gives an example: when taking communion, the focus is to be on the Lord’s sacrifice, not unruly gluttony (1 Cor 11:20,21). Likewise, we are not to speak against those God has anointed for His work nor desecrate the temple by improper use (Ps 105:15; Mt 21:12,13).

See also: blasphemy, carnal, profanity.