blas·pheme (blăs-fēm, blăsfēm′)
v. blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing, blas·phemes
1. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
2. To revile; execrate.
To speak blasphemy.
[Middle English blasfemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos, evil-speaking, blasphemous; see bhā-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
blas·phemer (blăs-fēmər, blăsfə-) n.
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