- to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
- to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
- to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
Origin of blaspheme
Examples from the Web for blasphemer
Historical Examples of blasphemer
It is in fact hard to say why he should have been a blasphemer.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
There was a blow and the blasphemer reeled and fell against the wall.
He who questions it would be a blasphemer were he not a fool.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
Any man who reads Nietzsche or quotes Nietzsche is a blasphemer.Theft
The blasphemer has no right to boast over the hypocrite, and the hypocrite has no right to boast over the blasphemer.The Parables of Our Lord
- (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
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.