verb (used with object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
verb (used without object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
- blarney stone,
- blasco ibáñez,
- blasco ibáñez, vicente,
Origin of blaspheme
Examples from the Web for blaspheme
Her new single, “Pieta,” is something you can worship and blaspheme at the same time.
French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy has been a staunch defender of the right to offend and blaspheme--when it comes to Islam.
“The interrogator was making fun of religion and trying to get me to blaspheme and so on, to give up on God,” she recalled.Teen Activist Speaks Out On Rape In Syria’s Prisons|Kristin Deasy|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And didn't we fight for centuries to win the right to blaspheme, and to do so freely?
“Unhappy man, do not blaspheme,” said the Metropolitan, cutting him short.Roumanian Stories|Various
At last these prisoners began to rant, vapour, and blaspheme; at which my soul was greatly grieved.George Fox|George Fox
Do not blaspheme, said the Countess quietly, and she let the latch spring softly back into its place.A Lady of Rome|F. Marion Crawford
You, yourselves, have heard him blaspheme, how do you judge him?'
Dai's wrath was such that neither could he blaspheme God nor invoke His help.My Neighbors|Caradoc Evans
Word Origin for blaspheme
mid-14c., from Old French blasfemer "to blaspheme" (14c., Modern French blasphémer), from Church Latin blasphemare (also in Late Latin "revile, reproach"), from Greek blasphemein "to speak lightly or amiss of sacred things, to slander," from blasphemos "evil-speaking" (see blasphemy). A reintroduction after the original word had been worn down and sense-shifted to blame. Related: Blasphemed; blaspheming.