- 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.
Origin: Middle English blasfemous ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemus ; from Classical Greek blasphēmos
- blasphemously adverb
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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