Search Result for "blasphemous":
1. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred;
- Example: "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"
- Example: "profane utterances against the Church"
- Example: "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
[syn: blasphemous, profane, sacrilegious]
2. characterized by profanity or cursing;
- Example: "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"
- Example: "blue language"
- Example: "profane words"
[syn: blasphemous, blue, profane]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Nor from the Holy One of Heaven Refrained his tongue blasphemous. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly this word was accented on the second syllable, as in the above example. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "blasphemous": Rabelaisian, abusive, apostate, atheistic, backsliding, calumniatory, calumnious, comminatory, contumelious, cursing, damnatory, denunciatory, dirty, disrespectful, dysphemistic, epithetic, evil, excommunicative, excommunicatory, execratory, fallen, fallen from grace, foul, fulminatory, impious, imprecatory, iniquitous, irreligious, irreverent, lapsed, maledictory, obscene, profanatory, profane, raw, recidivist, recidivistic, recreant, renegade, ribald, risque, sacrilegious, scatologic, scurrile, scurrilous, sinful, undutiful, vile, vituperative, wicked