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Syllabification: blas·phe·mous
Pronunciation: /ˈblasfəməs

Definition of blasphemous in English:


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.


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



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.

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