Meaning of “blaspheme” in the English Dictionary

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"blaspheme" in British English

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blasphemeverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌblæsˈfiːm/ us /ˌblæsˈfiːm/

Examples from literature

  • And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 
  • Sometimes he would rave and blaspheme. 
  • The madman raving in his chains still remembers his God, to bless or blaspheme his name. 
  • To this Jesus, whom he had so often blasphemed and betrayed by word and conduct, he would now be able with equal publicity to promise obedience and fidelity. 
  • When men blaspheme we should pray and be silent, and not carry wood to the fire. 

(Definition of “blaspheme” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)