semiblasphemous

blasphemous

[blas-fuh-muhs]
adjective
uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin blasphēmus < Greek blásphēmos defaming, speaking evil, equivalent to blá(p)s(is) harm, evil (blab- harm + -sis -sis; compare bláptein to harm) + -phēmos speaking, derivative of phḗmē speech; see -ous

blasphemously, adverb
blasphemousness, noun
nonblasphemous, adjective
nonblasphemously, adverb
nonblasphemousness, noun
semiblasphemous, adjective
semiblasphemously, adverb
semiblasphemousness, noun


sacrilegious, impious, irreligious; apostate, iconoclastic.
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blasphemous (ˈblæsfɪməs)
 
adj
expressing or involving impiousness or gross irreverence towards God, a divine being, or something sacred
 
[C15: via Late Latin, from Greek blasphēmos evil-speaking, from blapsis evil + phēmē speech]
 
'blasphemously
 
adv

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blasphemous
1530s, from L.L. blasphemus, from blasphemare (see blasphemy).
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