blasphemous

adjective
blas·​phe·​mous | \ ˈblas-fə-məs How to pronounce blasphemous (audio) \

Definition of blasphemous

: impiously irreverent : profane a blasphemous writer a blasphemous epithet The claims were blasphemous.

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Other Words from blasphemous

blasphemously adverb
blasphemousness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for blasphemous

Synonyms

impious, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious

Antonyms

pious, reverent

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Examples of blasphemous in a Sentence

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

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Instead the prime minister promised to approach the United Nations for a global ban on blasphemous caricatures. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "Pakistani Prior Restraint in Holland," 6 Sep. 2018 Physical depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad, even respectful ones, are considered blasphemous under mainstream Islamic tradition. Fox News, "Dutch premier distances govt from anti-Islam cartoon contest," 24 Aug. 2018 He's muscled with a six-pack that would make even Nick Scratch jealous, has beautiful brown locks of hair, and trots around town wearing nothing but a loincloth, showing off his blasphemous backside and eventually making his way to Dorian Gray's. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 10 Apr. 2019 In the Bible, Jezebel is usually depicted as a blasphemous traitor to her kingdom, who was eventually thrown out a window, trampled by horses and eaten by dogs. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries," 9 June 2018 In the Bible, Jezebel is usually depicted as a blasphemous traitor to her kingdom, who was eventually thrown out a window, trampled by horses and eaten by dogs. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries," 9 June 2018 Although the prophet’s birthday is widely commemorated in the Islamic world, ultraconservative Sunnis view such observances as blasphemous. Ehsanullah Amiri, WSJ, "Bomber Kills Dozens at Afghanistan Religious Meeting," 21 Nov. 2018 In the Bible, Jezebel is usually depicted as a blasphemous traitor to her kingdom, who was eventually thrown out a window, trampled by horses and eaten by dogs. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries," 9 June 2018 To say Argentina has failed to live up to expectations in this World Cup would be a blasphemous understatement. SI.com, "Tim Sherwood Sticks the Boot in on Argentina Coach for Fashion Sense on the Touchline at World Cup," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of blasphemous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blasphemous

see blaspheme

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