blasphemous

  • 1 Blasphemous — Blas phe*mous, a. [L. blasphemus, Gr. ?.] Speaking or writing blasphemy; uttering or exhibiting anything impiously irreverent; profane; as, a blasphemous person; containing blasphemy; as, a blasphemous book; a blasphemous caricature. Blasphemous… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blasphemous — index offensive (offending), profane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 blasphemous — early 15c., blasfemous, from O.Fr. blasfemeus or directly from L.L. blasphemus, from blasphemare (see BLASPHEME (Cf. blaspheme)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 blasphemous — *impious, profane, sacrilegious Analogous words: cursing, damning, execrating, anathematizing, objurgating (see EXECRATE): *irreligious, ungodly, godless Antonyms: reverent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 blasphemous — [adj] irreverent cursing, disrespectful, godless, impious, insulting, irreligious, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious, swearing, ungodly; concept 545 Ant. godly, pious, religious, respectful, reverent …

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  • 6 blasphemous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane. DERIVATIVES blasphemously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 blasphemous — [blas′fə məs] adj. [ME blasfemous < LL(Ec) blasphemus < Gr blasphēmos] characterized by blasphemy; irreverent or profane blasphemously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 blasphemous — adj. blasphemous to + inf. (it was blasphemous to speak in that manner) * * * blasphemous to + inf. (it was blasphemous to speak in that manner) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 blasphemous — [[t]blæ̱sfəməs[/t]] ADJ You can describe someone who shows disrespect for God or a religion as blasphemous. You can also describe what they are saying or doing as blasphemous. He tried to stop me, saying I was being blasphemous. ...works which… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 blasphemous — adjective 1. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred (Freq. 1) blasphemous rites of a witches Sabbath profane utterances against the Church it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on • Syn: ↑profane, ↑sacrilegious …

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  • 11 blasphemous — adjective /ˈblæs.fɘm.ʌs/ Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy. His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous …

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  • 12 blasphemous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, find sth ▪ The book was considered blasphemous and all copies ordered to be burned. ADVERB ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 blasphemous — adjective a blasphemous mock communion Syn: sacrilegious, profane, irreligious, irreverent, impious, ungodly, godless Ant: reverent …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 blasphemous — adjective Date: 15th century impiously irreverent ; profane • blasphemously adverb • blasphemousness noun …

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  • 15 blasphemous — blasphemously, adv. blasphemousness, n. /blas feuh meuhs/, adj. uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane. [1525 35; < LL blasphemus < Gk blásphemos defaming, speaking evil, equiv. to blá(p)s(is) harm, evil (blab harm +… …

    Universalium

  • 16 blasphemous — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, abusive, apostate, atheistic, backsliding, calumniatory, calumnious, comminatory, contumelious, cursing, damnatory, denunciatory, dirty, disrespectful, dysphemistic, epithetic, evil, excommunicative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 blasphemous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. irreverent, profane, irreligious; see impious . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. irreverent, irreligious, sacrilegious, impious, profane, disrespectful, ungodly. ANT.: reverent, religious, pious III (Roget s Thesaurus… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 blasphemous — blas|phe|mous [ blæsfəməs ] adjective offensive to God or someone s religious beliefs …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 blasphemous — blas·phe·mous || blæsfÉ™mÉ™s adj. impious, sacrilegious, ungodly, irreverent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 blasphemous — a. Impious, sacrilegious, profane …

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