- uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.
Origin of blasphemous
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sacrilegious, impious, irreligious; apostate, iconoclastic.
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Examples from the Web for blasphemous
The best parts of such a book are supposed to be blasphemous.
In a blasphemous new novel Irish writer Colm Tóibín writes from the perspective of the Virgin Mary.
After hearing the blasphemous clips insulting our beloved prophet, I would not hesitate to go after revenge.How Anti-Islam Movie Helps the Taliban
September 18, 2012
He, then, who maintains such a doctrine, is the most blasphemous of mankind.Laws
The bishop said his words were blasphemous, and ordered the keeper to take him away.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Some sweated enormously, and broke out in blasphemous language.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
They are apt to think that all truths about religion are blasphemous.The Green Carnation
Robert Smythe Hichens
But that does not justify his speech, which was both cruel and blasphemous.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
- expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred
C15: via Late Latin, from Greek blasphēmos evil-speaking, from blapsis evil + phēmē speech
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Word Origin and History for blasphemous
early 15c., blasfemous, from Old French blasfemeus or directly from Late Latin blasphemus, from blasphemare (see blaspheme).
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