[ blas-fee-mer, blas-fee-, -fuh- ]

  1. a person who speaks irreverently of God or sacred things: The 2nd-century Christian heretic Marcion was called an open blasphemer of God and corrupter of the Scriptures.

  2. a person who slanders or speaks evil of someone or something: Scolding everything new has long been a hobby among the retrogrades, conservatives, and blasphemers of technological progress.

Origin of blasphemer

First recorded in 1375–1425; from Middle French blashpemeur, from Old French blasphemere, from Late Latin blasphēmātor, from blasphēmāt(us) “spoken profanely” (past participle of blasphēmāre “to speak profanely”; see blaspheme ) + Latin -or -or2

Words Nearby blasphemer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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