Blaspheming
Blaspheme Blas*pheme" (bl[a^]s*f[=e]m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blasphemed} (-f[=e]mf"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blaspheming}.] [OE. blasfem[=e]n, L. blasphemare, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n: cf. F. blasph['e]mer. See {Blame}, v.] 1. To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred); as, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. [1913 Webster]

So Dagon shall be magnified, and God, Besides whom is no god, compared with idols, Disglorified, blasphemed, and had in scorn. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge thyself on all those who thus continually blaspheme thy great and all-glorious name? --Dr. W. Beveridge. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse. [1913 Webster]

You do blaspheme the good in mocking me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Those who from our labors heap their board, Blaspheme their feeder and forget their lord. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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