blaspheme

blaspheme

[blas-feem, blas-feem]
verb (used with object), blasphemed, blaspheming.
1.
to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
2.
to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
verb (used without object), blasphemed, blaspheming.
3.
to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin blasphēmāre < Greek blasphēmeîn to speak profanely, derivative of blásphēmos blasphemous

blasphemer [blas-fee-mer, blas-fee-, -fuh-] , noun
unblasphemed, adjective


1. See curse.
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blaspheme (blæsˈfiːm)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to show contempt or disrespect for (God, a divine being, or sacred things), esp in speech
2.  (intr) to utter profanities, curses, or impious expressions
 
[C14: from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein from blasphēmosblasphemous]
 
blas'phemer
 
n

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blaspheme
mid-14c., from O.Fr. blasfemer "to blaspheme" (14c., Mod.Fr. blasphémer), from L. blasphemare (in L.L. also "revile, reproach;" cf. blame), from Gk. blasphemein "to speak lightly or amiss of sacred things, to slander," from blasphemos "evil-speaking" (see blasphemy).
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