[ blas-feem, blas-feem ]
/ blæsˈfim, ˈblæs fim /
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verb (used with object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
verb (used without object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
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Origin of blaspheme
1300–50; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Late Latin blasphēmāre<Greek blasphēmeîn to speak profanely, derivative of blásphēmosblasphemous
synonym study for blaspheme
1. See curse.
OTHER WORDS FROM blasphemeblas·phem·er [blas-fee-mer, blas-fee-, -fuh-], /blæsˈfi mər, ˈblæs fi-, -fə-/, nounun·blas·phemed, adjective
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How to use blaspheme in a sentence
In their world-view they are protecting Israel against those they consider blasphemers.Shavuot and Self-Immolation|Shaul Magid|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, others also getting up after them, went to set fire to the towers and the gates, and to burn the blasphemers alive.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
When need was the Maid herself saw that her orders concerning bad women and blasphemers were scrupulously obeyed.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
It being always unlawful for all Christians to come amongst Blasphemers.
Unconscious blasphemers are they who would offer this Dead Sea fruit as the true manna of Life!Reincarnation|Th. Pascal
Ah, child, two whole days I have been in this hell already, and all that time I was obliged to live among these blasphemers.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for blaspheme
/ (blæsˈfiːm) /
(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 blasphemeblasphemer, noun
Word Origin for blaspheme
C14: from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein from blasphēmos blasphemous
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