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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.
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the quality of being blasphemous
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