- The definition of blasphemous is something profane, irreverent or disrespectful towards God or religion.
Taking the Lord's name in vain is an example of something that would be described as blasphemous.
blasphemous definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English blasfemous ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemus ; from Classical Greek blasphēmos
- blasphemously adverb
blasphemous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.
- blasˈphe·mous·ly adverb
- blasˈphe·mous·ness noun