blasphemous

[ blas-fuh-muhs ]
/ ˈblæs fə məs /

adjective

uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.

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Origin of blasphemous

1525–35; <Late Latin blasphēmus<Greek blásphēmos defaming, speaking evil, equivalent to blá(p)s(is) harm, evil (blab- harm + -sis-sis; compare bláptein to harm) + -phēmos speaking, derivative of phḗmē speech; see -ous

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blasphemous
/ (ˈblæsfɪməs) /

adjective

expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred

Derived forms of blasphemous

blasphemously, adverb

Word Origin for blasphemous

C15: via Late Latin, from Greek blasphēmos evil-speaking, from blapsis evil + phēmē speech
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