blasphemous


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blas·phe·mous

 (blăs′fə-məs)
adj.
1. Committing or tending to commit blasphemy.
2. Constituting blasphemy.

[Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.]

blas′phe·mous·ly adv.
blas′phe·mous·ness n.

blasphemous

(ˈblæsfɪməs)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred
[C15: via Late Latin, from Greek blasphēmos evil-speaking, from blapsis evil + phēmē speech]
ˈblasphemously adv

blas•phe•mous

(ˈblæs fə məs)

adj.
uttering or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.
[1525–35; < Late Latin blasphēmus < Greek blásphēmos defaming]
blas′phe•mous•ly, adv.
blas′phe•mous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blasphemous - grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
irreverent - showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"
2.blasphemous - characterized by profanity or cursingblasphemous - characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"

blasphemous

adjective irreverent, cheeky (informal), contemptuous, profane, disrespectful, godless, ungodly, sacrilegious, irreligious, impious works which they describe as blasphemous and obscene
godly, religious, devout, respectful, pious, God-fearing, reverential, reverent

blasphemous

adjective
Showing irreverence and contempt for something sacred:
Translations
مُجدّف، تَجْديفي
rouhavýrouhačský
blasfemiskgudsbespottende
istenkáromló
guîlastandi
šventvagiškas
zaimojošszākājošs
rúhavý
küfürlüsaygısız

blasphemous

[ˈblæsfɪməs] ADJblasfemo

blasphemous

[ˈblæsfəməs] adj
[words] → blasphématoire
[person] → blasphémateur/trice

blasphemous

adj (lit, fig)blasphemisch; words alsolästerlich, frevelhaft

blasphemous

[ˈblæsfɪməs] adjblasfemo/a

blasphemous

(ˈblasfəməs) adjective
(of speech or writing about God, religion etc) irreverent and without respect.
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Dimmesdale and this excellent and hoary-bearded deacon, it was only by the most careful self-control that the former could refrain from uttering certain blasphemous suggestions that rose into his mind, respecting the communion-supper.
Well, my eyes WERE sealed, it appeared, at present-- a consummation for which it seemed blasphemous not to thank God.
To be enraged with a dumb thing, Captain Ahab, seems blasphemous.
Here is a fellow, who, infected by the most pestilent and blasphemous code of devilry that ever was known, abandoned his property to the vilest scum of the earth that ever did murder by wholesale, and you ask me why I am sorry that a man who instructs youth knows him?
That is a base and selfish, even a blasphemous, spirit which rejoices and is thankful over the past evil that has blighted or crushed another, because it has been made a source of unforeseen good to ourselves.
Steighton; this enlightened me; afterwards I came to the counting-house prepared, and managed to receive the millowner's blasphemous sarcasms, when next levelled at me, on a buckler of impenetrable indifference.
Salters protested that this kind of yarn was desperately wicked, if not indeed positively blasphemous, but he listened as greedily as the others; and their criticisms at the end gave Harvey entirely new notions on "germans," clothes, cigarettes with gold-leaf tips, rings, watches, scent, small dinner-parties, champagne, card-playing, and hotel accommodation.
Who dares,"--he demanded hoarsely of the courtiers who stood near him--"who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery?
If I might say so, there is something almost blasphemous in this horror of the elements.
Little by little I have been piecing together the things that you said which sounded blasphemous to me then with the things that I have seen in my past life and dared not even think about for fear of bringing down upon me the wrath of Issus.
I never will," the poor child said; yet I saw her wince whenever the captain raised that hoarse voice of his in more and more blasphemous exhortation; and I began to fear with Ready that the man was drunk.
The good Catholic Portuguese crossed himself and prayed God to shield him from all blasphemous desire to know more than his father did before him.