blaspheme

verb blas·pheme \ blas-ˈfēm , ˈblas-ˌ \

Definition of blaspheme

blasphemed; blaspheming
intransitive verb
: to speak in a way that shows irreverence for God or something sacred : to utter blasphemy
  • blaspheming against God
  • refuses to blaspheme
transitive verb
1 : to speak of or address with irreverence
  • punished for having blasphemed God
2 : revile, abuse
  • … has been blasphemed more than he deserves.
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blasphemer

play \-ˈfē-mər; ˈblas-ˌfē-mər, -fə-mər\ noun

Examples of blaspheme in a Sentence

  1. He did not curse or blaspheme.

  2. people who have blasphemed against God

  3. people who have blasphemed God

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Origin and Etymology of blaspheme

Middle English blasfemen, from Late Latin blasphemare — more at blame

blaspheme Synonyms


BLASPHEME Defined for English Language Learners

blaspheme

verb

Definition of blaspheme for English Language Learners

  • : to talk about God or religion in a way that does not show respect


Law Dictionary

blaspheme

verb blas·pheme \ blas-ˈfēm, ˈblas-ˌfēm \

legal Definition of blaspheme

blasphemed; blaspheming
transitive verb
: to commit blasphemy against
  • blaspheme God
intransitive verb
: to commit blasphemy


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