Blaspheme meaning

blăs-fēm', blăs'fēm'
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.

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To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
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To revile; execrate.
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To speak blasphemy.
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To speak irreverently or profanely of or to (God or sacred things)
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To curse or revile.
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To utter blasphemy.
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Things said against religion or a god.
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(intransitive) To commit blasphemy; to speak against God or religious doctrine.
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To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred).
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To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.
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Origin of blaspheme

  • Middle English blasfemen from Old French blasfemer from Late Latin blasphēmāre from Greek blasphēmein from blasphēmos evil-speaking, blasphemous bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old French blaspheme, from Ecclesiastical Latin blasphēmō, from Ancient Greek βλασφημέω (blasfēmō).
    From Wiktionary