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.

⇒ Formerly this word was accented on the second syllable, as in the above example.


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