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.
References in classic literature ?
But to represent the Almighty as avenging the sins of the guilty on the innocent, was indecent, if not blasphemous, as it was to represent him acting against the first principles of natural justice, and against the original notions of right and wrong, which he himself had implanted in our minds; by which we were to judge not only in all matters which were not revealed, but even of the truth of revelation itself.
You do not know Him, but He is here, He is in me, He is in my words, He is in thee, and even in those blasphemous words thou hast just uttered
His roaring curses of the first part of the fight had changed to a blasphemous chatter.
At once, O untravelled reader, you see how lunatic and blasphemous is the realm I am trying to describe to you in the language of John Barleycorn's tribe.
Hi wouldn't s'y that, sir," said Whitely; "it sounds blasphemous.
Well, my eyes WERE sealed, it appeared, at present-- a consummation for which it seemed blasphemous not to thank God.
A quotation from the Bible came to my lips, but I held my tongue, for I know that clergymen think it a little blasphemous when the laity poach upon their preserves.
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.
Who dares,"--he demanded hoarsely of the courtiers who stood near him--"who dares insult us with this blasphemous mockery?
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.
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.