un·ho·ly adjective \ˌən-ˈhō-lē\
: not showing respect for a god or a religion : not holy
—used to describe people or groups that are working together for a bad purpose
: shockingly or surprisingly bad, large, etc.
: showing disregard for what is holy : wicked
: deserving of censure <an unholy alliance>
: very unpleasant : god-awful <an unholy mess>
— un·ho·li·ness noun
Examples of UNHOLY
- Our finances were an unholy mess.
- They have spent an unholy amount of money on the project.
First Known Use of UNHOLY
before 12th century
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