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blas·pheme

 (blăs-fēm′, blăs′fēm′)
v. blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing, blas·phemes
v.tr.
1. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
2. To revile; execrate.
v.intr.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blasphemer - a person who speaks disrespectfully of sacred things
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
swearer - someone who uses profanity
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Translations

blasphemer

[blæsˈfiːməʳ] Nblasfemador(a) m/f, blasfemo/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blasphemer

[blæsˈfiːmər] nblasphémateur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blasphemer

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blasphemer

[blæsˈfiːməʳ] nbestemmiatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Straightway, then, Gabriel once more started to his feet, glaring upon the old man, and vehemently exclaimed, with downward pointed finger -- Think, think of the blasphemer --dead, and down there!
"El Elohim!" ejaculated the Pharisee, as the discordant tones of the centurion rattled up the crags of the precipice, and fainted away against the temple -"El Elohim!--who is the god Phoebus?--whom doth the blasphemer invoke?
"There is an ancient legend that once a red man returned from the banks of the Lost Sea of Korus, returned from the Valley Dor, back through the mysterious River Iss, and the legend has it that he narrated a fearful blasphemy of horrid brutes that inhabited a valley of wondrous loveliness, brutes that pounced upon each Barsoomian as he terminated his pilgrimage and devoured him upon the banks of the Lost Sea where he had looked to find love and peace and happiness; but the ancients killed the blasphemer, as tradition has ordained that any shall be killed who return from the bosom of the River of Mystery.
But it were impious to trace any farther the picture of the blasphemer and parricide's deathbed.
There be good reasons why every thern upon Barsoom should yearn to spill the blood of the blasphemer, the sacrilegist; but let us mix wisdom with our righteous hate.
"Oh, God, send down fire from heaven to consume the blasphemer," said Lawson.
I am an adulterer, a murderer, a blasphemer, and a deceiver.'
When the minister spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence, and, with his hand on the open Bible, of the sacred truths of our religion, and of saint-like lives and triumphant deaths, and of future bliss or misery unutterable, then did Goodman Brown turn pale, dreading lest the roof should thunder down upon the gray blasphemer and his hearers.
Jesus would absorb the race; but Tom Paine or the coarsest blasphemer helps humanity by resisting this exuberance of power.
In the fourteenth century a heated discussion arose among theologists and philosophers as to whether Omniscience could part an object into three halves; and the pious Father Aldrovinus publicly prayed in the cathedral at Rouen that God would demonstrate the affirmative of the proposition in some signal and unmistakable way, and particularly (if it should please Him) upon the body of that hardy blasphemer, Manutius Procinus, who maintained the negative.
How many times must I kill you--you blasphemer! Satan sends you here.
On the contrary, I shall have great pleasure in sending it to perdition to punish its Maker,' exclaimed the blasphemer.