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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impiously irreverent.

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  • adj. Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Speaking or writing blasphemy; uttering or exhibiting anything impiously irreverent; profane; ; containing blasphemy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; impiously irreverent toward God or sacred things: as, “blasphemous publications,”
  • Abusive; defamatory; railing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by profanity or cursing
  • adj. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.

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