verb (used with object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
verb (used without object), blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing.
Origin of blaspheme
Examples from the Web for blasphemes
Historical Examples of blasphemes
Go into that hall of revelry, where ungodly mirth staggers and blasphemes.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
So he preaches, but he blasphemes, saying, 'I came forth from God.'Looking Back
Merrick Abner Richardson
I prefer the atheist who blasphemes to the sceptic who cavils.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2
When, in the name of God, he resists education and science, he blasphemes.
When, in the name of God, he opposes the equal rights of all, he blasphemes.
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.