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Definition of "blaspheme" [blas•pheme]

  • To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner. (verb-transitive)
  • To revile; execrate. (verb-transitive)
  • To speak blasphemy. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blaspheme" in a sentence
  • "The word blaspheme originally means to speak evil of any one, to injure by words, to blame unjustly."
  • "The fact struck me with unusual force when I dictated the word blaspheme to a group of ninth-grade students recently: They frowned at me as if all of them had suddenly developed a hearing disability."
  • "Because to blaspheme is to utter an affront or insult against the Creator."