Blas*pheme" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blasphemed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaspheming.] [OE. blasfemn, L. blasphemare, fr. Gr. : cf. F. blasph'emer. See Blame, v.]

1.

To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred); as, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

So Dagon shall be magnified, and God, Besides whom is no god, compared with idols, Disglorified, blasphemed, and had in scorn. Milton.

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? Dr. W. Beveridge.

2.

Figuratively, of persons and things not religiously sacred, but held in high honor: To calumniate; to revile; to abuse.

You do blaspheme the good in mocking me. Shak.

Those who from our labors heap their board, Blaspheme their feeder and forget their lord. Pope.

 

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Blas*pheme", v. i.

To utter blasphemy.

He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness. Mark iii. 29.

 

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