adjective un·ho·ly \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.

Full Definition of UNHOLY

:  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

  1. Our finances were an unholy mess.
  2. They have spent an unholy amount of money on the project.

First Known Use of UNHOLY

before 12th century

Rhymes with UNHOLY


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