adjective /ˈblæs.fɘm.ʌs/
Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy.

His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous.

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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. 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

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