Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Committing or tending to commit blasphemy.
  • adjective Constituting blasphemy.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective characterized by profanity or cursing
  • adjective 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.]

Examples

  • At once, O untravelled reader, you see how lunatic and blasphemous is the realm I am trying to describe to you in the language of John Barleycorn's tribe.

    Chapter 35

  • Okay, so the klan wasn't into the whole "unified whole" thing, but for her to say that her routine, one that a majority of Christians see as wholly blasphemous, is a plea for action, that's very klan-like.

    Just Shut Up and Sing Retire

  • Okay, so the klan wasn't into the whole "unified whole" thing, but for her to say that her routine, one that a majority of Christians see as wholly blasphemous, is a plea for action, that's very klan-like.

    September 2006

  • Although the scene illustrates the depth of Josserand's humor and humanity, it also reveals his willingness to entertain blasphemous ideas.

    Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill: Questions

  • At once, O untravelled reader, you see how lunatic and blasphemous is the realm I am trying to describe to you in the language of John Barleycorn's tribe.

    Chapter XXXV

  • Nay, it is represented as the most God-opposed of all, and culminating at last in blasphemous

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Group's Census promo called 'blasphemous' - USATODAY. com

    Group's Census promo called 'blasphemous'

  • Mapfuwa claims that Koh's statue is "blasphemous" - but this reflects a lack of understanding.

    Drive-by Times

  • It has been called blasphemous; it is not intentionally blasphemous; as I have said, Oscar always put himself quite na飗ely in the place of any historical character.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • It has been called blasphemous; it is not intentionally blasphemous; as I have said, Oscar always put himself quite naively in the place of any historical character.

    Oscar Wilde

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