Definition of blasphemous in English:



  • Sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane.

    ‘blasphemous and heretical talk’
    • ‘Applying the attribute of reverence to a mortal being borders on the blasphemous.’
    • ‘I suspect that it is probably sacrilegious or even blasphemous to suggest such a thing.’
    • ‘After she jimmied her way inside, she punched the pulpit and made blasphemous gestures to the icons.’
    • ‘Calendars such as the one shown in the example are blasphemous.’
    • ‘The Iconoclasts asserted that religious images were both blasphemous and impossible.’
    • ‘As Chesterton said, if you want to know what a culture holds sacred, just look at what it considers blasphemous.’
    • ‘The people who stay there are at the same time loyal and treacherous, pious and blasphemous, violent and generous.’
    • ‘The following query may be a bit blasphemous but I shall ask anyway as it has been preying my mind for a while.’
    • ‘The application of logic and free discussion to theological questions was considered blasphemous.’
    • ‘I believe that they should bail out of a blasphemous and unholy organization that is going down, hard.’
    • ‘It may be that this concerns us little, for we remember saying no blasphemous words.’
    • ‘Later religions considered this concept blasphemous, as it was akin to man proclaiming himself as God.’
    • ‘I was told to pray, and I mocked them, because I couldn't see the point in it, so I was punished for being blasphemous.’
    • ‘The beast does things in the name of God, yet is blasphemous because the motives are wrong.’
    • ‘So what is really so blasphemous and guilt-imposing about magic?’
    • ‘The story begins, as we all know, with his blasphemous worship of his gold.’
    • ‘Already they are blaspheming and doing blasphemous things against the church.’
    • ‘The church hierarchy condemned it as blasphemous.’
    • ‘A student once came to me troubled with blasphemous thoughts racing through his mind.’
    • ‘I don't see why you have to look at it as so blasphemous.’
    sacrilegious, profane, irreligious, irreverent, impious, ungodly, godless, unholy, disrespectful
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Late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmos ‘evil-speaking’ + -ous.