blasphemous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin blasphēmus (blaspheming), from Ancient Greek βλάσφημος (blásphēmos, uttering ill-omened words), possibly from βλάξ (bláx, idiot) + φήμη (phḗmē, oracle)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblæs.fəm.əs/, /ˈblæs.fəm.ʌs/

AdjectiveEdit

blasphemous (comparative more blasphemous, superlative most blasphemous)

  1. Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy.
    His taking the name of God in vain was considered blasphemous.

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