Origin of blasphemousMiddle English blasfemous from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemus from Classical Greek blasph?mos
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.
- 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 .
- Thou dreamest that thou art wise because thou couldst utter those blasphemous words, he went on, with a somber and scornful smile.
- In questions of copyright) they have refused protection to persons promulgating irreligious or blasphemous opinions.
- In 1619 he was accused of blasphemous and indecent writings, and was banished from Paris.
- This declaration disturbs the rabbis, who regard it as a blasphemous usurpation of Divine authority.
- Christian, who loved to figure as "the friend of God, the enemy of the priests," is sometimes called "the mad bishop," and was a merciless, coarse, and blasphemous man.