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blasphemous

adjective

  1. (irreverent)  grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
    Synonyms: profane, sacrilegious. Similar to: irreverent
  2. (dirty)  characterized by profanity or cursing
    Synonyms: blue, profane. Similar to: dirty

Etymology summary

Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Blasphemy

the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for a religious deity or the irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things. Some countries have laws to punish blasphemy, while others have laws that sanction those who are... (41 of 2234 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

blasphemous | blasphemously [adverb, derived]

expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred (15 of 475 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blasphemous

Merriam-Webster:

blasphemous | profane [synonym] | irreverent [synonym] | impious [synonym] | sacrilegious [synonym] | blasphemously [adverb, related] | blasphemousness [noun, related] | agnostic [similar] | atheistic [similar] | ...

impiously irreverent; "profane" (3 of 85 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blasphemous

Oxford Dictionary:

blasphemous | profane [synonym] | blasphemously [derived]

sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane (7 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blasphemous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blasphemous

offensive to God or someone's religious beliefs (7 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blasphemous

American Heritage Dictionary:

blasphemous | blasphemously [adverb, related] | blasphemousness [noun, related]

Impiously irreverent. (2 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blasphemous

New World Dictionary:

blasphemous | blasphemously [adverb, related]

characterized by blasphemy; irreverent or profane (6 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blasphemous

Wiktionary:

blasphemous

Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy. (9 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blasphemous

Cambridge Dictionary:

blasphemous | blasphemously [adverb, derived]

considered offensive to God or religion (6 of 15 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blasphemous

Random House Dictionary:

blasphemous

uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane. (7 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blasphemous

Encarta Dictionary:

blasphemous | blasphemously [adverb, derived] | blasphemousness [noun, derived]

expressing or involving disrespect for God or sacred things (9 of 24 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861591074​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

blasphemous

Origin: Middle English blasfemous, from Late Latin blasphēmus, from Greek blasphēmos, from blasphēmein, to blaspheme; see "blaspheme".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blasphemous

Collins Dictionary:

blasphemous

First use: 15th century

Origin: via Late Latin, from Greek blasphēmos evil-speaking, from blapsis evil + phēmē speech

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blasphemous

Oxford Dictionary:

blasphemous

Origin: late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmos "evil-speaking" + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blasphemous

New World Dictionary:

blasphemous

Origin: Middle English blasfemous from ecclesiastical Late Latin blasphemus from Greek blasphēmos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blasphemous

Online Etymology:

blasphemous

First use: 1530s

Origin: Late Latin blasphemus, from blasphemare.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=blasphemous

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blasphemous"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blasphemous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blasphemous"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blasphemous

Macmillan American Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blasphemous"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blasphemous

Cambridge Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blasphemous"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blasphemous"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blasphemous

the Free Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blasphemous"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blasphemous"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "blasphemous" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

blasphemous

Audio: English pronunciation of "blasphemous"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blasphemous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blasphemous"

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YourDictionary Audio:

blasphemous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blasphemous" by speech synthesizer

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