- The definition of blaspheme is to use God's name to speak in an irreverent manner.
When you slam your finger in a drawer and shout "G*d darn it!" this is an example of a time when you blaspheme.
blaspheme definition by Webster's New World
- to speak irreverently or profanely of or to (God or sacred things)
- to curse or revile
Origin: Middle English blasfemen ; from Old French blasfemer ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemare ; from Classical Greek blasphēmein, to speak evil of, in Ecclesiastical Late Greek blaspheme ; from blas- (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) plush phēmē, utterance: see fame
- blasphemer noun
blaspheme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing, blas·phemes verb, transitive
- To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
- To revile; execrate.
Origin: Middle English blasfemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos, evil-speaking, blasphemous; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- blas·phemˈer noun