Blasphemous meaning

blăsfə-məs
Characterized by blasphemy; irreverent or profane.
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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.

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Committing or tending to commit blasphemy.
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Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy.

His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous.

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Constituting blasphemy.
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Origin of blasphemous

  • Middle English blasfemous from Late Latin blasphēmus from Greek blasphēmos from blasphēmein to blaspheme blaspheme

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition