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 blasphemes
He then swears and blasphemes, paces tip and down, tosses his arms wildly about, and menaces any one near him.The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals|Charles Darwin
With staring eyes and contracted brows he saw the flames which await him who blasphemes.A Mere Accident|George Moore
Now it is a well-known law in Moslem countries that he who blasphemes the Prophet Mohammed or his religion must die.The Moors in Spain|Stanley Lane-Poole
When, in the name of God, he resists education and science, he blasphemes.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
So he preaches, but he blasphemes, saying, 'I came forth from God.'Looking Back|Merrick Abner Richardson
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.