Definition of blasphemous in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈblasfəməs/


Sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane: blasphemous and heretical talk
More example sentences
  • I suspect that it is probably sacrilegious or even blasphemous to suggest such a thing.
  • I believe that they should bail out of a blasphemous and unholy organization that is going down, hard.
  • Already they are blaspheming and doing blasphemous things against the church.



Pronunciation: /ˈblasfəməsli/
Example sentences
  • Is this a comment on religious relics and iconography, or is she blasphemously raising her work to the level of the sacred?
  • I got to my feet and stalked into the graveyard, blasphemously passing over old graves and fake flower arrangements.
  • He wants to promulgate an extreme form of the religion he blasphemously claims to represent.


Late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmos 'evil-speaking' + -ous.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: blas¦phem|ous

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.