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v. blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing, blas·phemes
1. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
2. To revile; execrate.
To speak blasphemy.
[Middle English blasfemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos, evil-speaking, blasphemous; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
blas·phem′er (blăs-fē′mər, blăs′fə-) n.
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1. (Theology) (tr) to show contempt or disrespect for (God, a divine being, or sacred things), esp in speech
2. (Theology) (intr) to utter profanities, curses, or impious expressions
[C14: from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein from blasphēmos blasphemous]
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blas•pheme(blæsˈfim, ˈblæs fim)
v. -phemed, -phem•ing. v.t.
1. to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
2. to speak evil of; slander; abuse.v.i.
3. to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin blasphēmāre < Greek blasphēmeîn to speak profanely]
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Past participle: blasphemed
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|Verb||1.||blaspheme - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"|
blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner; "blaspheme God"
|2.||blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner; "blaspheme God"|
blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
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verb curse, swear, abuse, revile, profane, damn, desecrate, cuss (informal), use bad language, be foul-mouthed, take the Lord's name in vain, execrate, anathematize He cursed and blasphemed to his last gasp.
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blaspheme[blæsˈfiːm] VI (= swear) → blasfemar
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blaspheme[blæsˈfiːm] vi → bestemmiare
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