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blasphemous

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adjective blas·phe·mous \ˈblas-fə-məs\

Definition of blasphemous

  1. :  impiously irreverent :  profane

blasphemously adverb
blasphemousness noun


Examples of blasphemous in a sentence

  1. <Catholics used to believe that anyone but a priest touching a consecrated wafer was blasphemous.>



15th Century

First Known Use of blasphemous

15th century



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