- 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.
characterized by blasphemy; irreverent or profane
Origin of blasphemousMiddle English blasfemous ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemus ; from Classical Greek blasphēmos
- Committing or tending to commit blasphemy.
- Constituting blasphemy.
Origin of blasphemousMiddle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see blaspheme.