from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
- transitive v. To revile; execrate.
- intransitive v. To speak blasphemy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Things said against the Church or God.
- v. To commit blasphemy; to speak against God or religious doctrine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).
- transitive v. Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.
- intransitive v. To utter blasphemy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blasphemer.
- n. Blasphemy.
- To speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things). See blasphemy.
- To speak evil of; utter abuse or calumny against; speak reproachfully of.
- To utter blasphemy; use profane or impious words; talk profanely or disrespectfully of God or of sacred things: followed by against.
- To rail; utter abusive words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. utter obscenities or profanities
- v. speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
Middle English blasfemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos, evil-speaking, blasphemous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ecclesiastical Latin blasphēmō, from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω (blasfēmō). (Wiktionary)