Definition of Blasphemous

1. Adjective. Grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred. "It is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"

Exact synonyms: Profane, Sacrilegious
Similar to: Irreverent
Derivative terms: Blasphemy, Profaneness, Sacrilege, Sacrilegiousness

2. Adjective. Characterized by profanity or cursing. "Profane words"
Exact synonyms: Blue, Profane
Similar to: Dirty
Derivative terms: Blasphemy, Profaneness, Profanity

Definition of Blasphemous

1. a. Speaking or writing blasphemy; uttering or exhibiting anything impiously irreverent; profane; as, a blasphemous person; containing blasphemy; as, a blasphemous book; a blasphemous caricature.

Definition of Blasphemous

1. Adjective. Lacking piety or respect for the sacred. Resembling blasphemy. ¹

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Definition of Blasphemous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blasphemous

blasphemous (current term)
blast away
blast beat
blast cell
blast crisis
blast from the past
blast furnace
blast furnaces
blast injuries
blast injury

Literary usage of Blasphemous

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1. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"blasphemous Libel.— (1) Indictment for a blasphemous libel. From Odgers on Libel and Slander, 678. The jurors for our lady the queen, upon their oath, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Defamation: With Forms of Pleadings by George Wingrove Cooke (1844)
"Form of ex officio Information for publishing a blasphemous Libel. THIS form will of course serve either for an indictment or an information, by supplying ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Edward Hall Alderson, William Selwyn (1820)
"The defendant was afterwards, for this, and for another blasphemous libel, sentenced to pay a fine of 1500/.; to be imprisoned for three years, ..."

4. The Law Relating to Works of Literature and Art: Embracing the Law of by John Shortt (1884)
"... which are of a blasphemous or irreligious character; (2) those which offend against decency and morality; and (3) those directed against the Sovereign, ..."

5. Principles and Practice of the Law of Libel and Slander: With Suggestions on by Hugh Fraser (1893)
"The publication (0) of blasphemous (p) , seditious (q), or obscene (r) matter, ... It is difficult to precisely define the meaning of the word blasphemous, ..."

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