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Definition 1: not hallowed or consecrated - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for unholy in the sense of this definition

(unholy is similar to ...) not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled

(... are attributes of unholy) the quality of being holy

Definition 2: extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unholy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
  • fires lit up a diabolic scene
  • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
  • a fiendish despot
  • hellish torture
  • infernal instruments of war
  • satanic cruelty
  • unholy grimaces

Synonyms for unholy in the sense of this definition

(unholy is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 3: having committed unrighteous acts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unholy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sinful person

Synonyms for unholy in the sense of this definition

(unholy is similar to ...) not righteous

"an unrighteous man" "an unrighteous law"

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