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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blasphemous  \Blas"phe*mous\,  a.  [L.  blasphemus,  Gr  ?.] 
  Speaking  or  writing  blasphemy;  uttering  or  exhibiting 
  anything  impiously  irreverent;  profane;  as  a  blasphemous 
  person;  containing  blasphemy;  as  a  blasphemous  book;  a 
  blasphemous  caricature.  ``Blasphemous  publications.'' 
  --Porteus. 
 
  Nor  from  the  Holy  One  of  Heaven  Refrained  his  tongue 
  blasphemous.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Formerly  this  word  was  accented  on  the  second  syllable, 
  as  in  the  above  example. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blasphemous 
  adj  1:  grossly  irreverent  toward  what  is  held  to  be  sacred; 
  "blasphemous  rites  of  a  witches'  Sabbath";  "profane 
  utterances  against  the  Church";  "it  is  sacrilegious  to 
  enter  with  shoes  on"  [syn:  {profane},  {sacrilegious}] 
  2:  characterized  by  profanity  or  cursing;  "foul-mouthed  and 
  blasphemous";  "blue  language";  "profane  words"  [syn:  {blue}, 
  {profane}] 




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