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blaspheme

[ blas-feem, blas-feem ]
/ bl忙s藞fim, 藞bl忙s fim /
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verb (used with object), blas路phemed, blas路phem路ing.
to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
verb (used without object), blas路phemed, blas路phem路ing.
to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
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Origin of blaspheme

1300鈥50; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Late Latin blasph膿m膩re<Greek blasph膿me卯n to speak profanely, derivative of bl谩sph膿mosblasphemous

synonym study for blaspheme

1. See curse.

OTHER WORDS FROM blaspheme

blas路phem路er [blas-fee-mer, blas-fee-, -fuh-], /bl忙s藞fi m蓹r, 藞bl忙s fi-, -f蓹-/, nounun路blas路phemed, adjective
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How to use blaspheme in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blaspheme

blaspheme
/ (bl忙s藞fi藧m) /

verb
(tr) to show contempt or disrespect for (God, a divine being, or sacred things), esp in speech
(intr) to utter profanities, curses, or impious expressions

Derived forms of blaspheme

blasphemer, noun

Word Origin for blaspheme

C14: from Late Latin blasph膿m膩re, from Greek blasph膿mein from blasph膿mos blasphemous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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