- blas•phe•mous[[t]ˈblæs fə məs[/t]] adj.uttering or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane•Etymology: 1525–35; < LL blasphēmus < Gk blásphēmos defaming blas′phe•mous•ly, adv. blas′phe•mous•ness, n.
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Blasphemous — Blas phe*mous, a. [L. blasphemus, Gr. ?.] Speaking or writing blasphemy; uttering or exhibiting anything impiously irreverent; profane; as, a blasphemous person; containing blasphemy; as, a blasphemous book; a blasphemous caricature. Blasphemous… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
blasphemous — index offensive (offending), profane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
blasphemous — early 15c., blasfemous, from O.Fr. blasfemeus or directly from L.L. blasphemus, from blasphemare (see BLASPHEME (Cf. blaspheme)) … Etymology dictionary
blasphemous — *impious, profane, sacrilegious Analogous words: cursing, damning, execrating, anathematizing, objurgating (see EXECRATE): *irreligious, ungodly, godless Antonyms: reverent … New Dictionary of Synonyms
blasphemous — [adj] irreverent cursing, disrespectful, godless, impious, insulting, irreligious, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious, swearing, ungodly; concept 545 Ant. godly, pious, religious, respectful, reverent … New thesaurus
blasphemous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane. DERIVATIVES blasphemously adverb … English terms dictionary
blasphemous — [blas′fə məs] adj. [ME blasfemous < LL(Ec) blasphemus < Gr blasphēmos] characterized by blasphemy; irreverent or profane blasphemously adv … English World dictionary
blasphemous — adj. blasphemous to + inf. (it was blasphemous to speak in that manner) * * * blasphemous to + inf. (it was blasphemous to speak in that manner) … Combinatory dictionary
blasphemous — [[t]blæ̱sfəməs[/t]] ADJ You can describe someone who shows disrespect for God or a religion as blasphemous. You can also describe what they are saying or doing as blasphemous. He tried to stop me, saying I was being blasphemous. ...works which… … English dictionary
blasphemous — adjective 1. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred (Freq. 1) blasphemous rites of a witches Sabbath profane utterances against the Church it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on • Syn: ↑profane, ↑sacrilegious … Useful english dictionary
blasphemous — adjective /ˈblæs.fɘm.ʌs/ Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy. His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous … Wiktionary