- 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 blaspheming
Contemporary Examples of blaspheming
Her crime, blaspheming the prophet, carries a mandatory death sentence.Christian Mom Faces Execution
Asra Q. Nomani
December 15, 2010
Historical Examples of blaspheming
Nor less emphatic is his railing at the plaid and blaspheming at the claymore.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
"I wonder if young Stott has been blaspheming again," Challis remarked to Lewes.The Wonder
J. D. Beresford
I ran round the base of the crater, blaspheming and praying by turns.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
I asked, feeling at the moment a contempt for this blaspheming coward.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
I felt the blood rushing to my head and I struck the blaspheming mouth.Crimes of Charity
- (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.