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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)
7 in 6 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 5 in 4 verses)


blasphemev. t. [OE. blasfem, L. blasphemare, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n: cf. F. blasphémer. See Blame, v.].
  •  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.
    "  [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?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Those who from our labors heap their board,
    Blaspheme their feeder and forget their lord.
    "  [1913 Webster]
blasphemev. i. 
     To utter blasphemy.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness."  [1913 Webster]


blaspheme, v.
1 intr. talk profanely, making use of religious names, etc.
2 tr. talk profanely about; revile.

blasphemer n.
ME f. OF blasfemer f. eccl.L blasphemare f. Gk blasphemeo: cf. BLAME



abuse, accurse, anathematize, belittle, blast, calumniate, confound, curse, damn, darn, decry, defame, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, excommunicate, execrate, fulminate against, hex, imprecate, malign, profane, put down, revile, swear, throw a whammy, thunder against, vilify




VB be impious, profane, desecrate, blaspheme, revile, scoff, swear, commit sacrilege, snuffle, turn up the whites of the eyes, idolize.

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