Blaspheme



to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
Contemporary Examples

Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent? David Yaffe December 3, 2014
How (Not) to Fight Racism and Anti-Semitism Jacob Mchangama February 21, 2014
The Broader Question: Speech and Sensitivity Michael Tomasky September 11, 2012
Teen Activist Speaks Out On Rape In Syria’s Prisons Kristin Deasy March 9, 2013

Historical Examples

The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2 Johannes Scotus
Casanova’s Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
The Lady Of Blossholme H. Rider Haggard
Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther Martin Luther
Sermons on Various Important Subjects Andrew Lee
The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton

verb
(transitive) to show contempt or disrespect for (God, a divine being, or sacred things), esp in speech
(intransitive) to utter profanities, curses, or impious expressions
v.

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