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hallowed

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hallowed

  1. 1 deserving honor and respect especially by reason of age <the college's hallowed tradition of ringing the chapel bell one hundred times before commencement ceremonies> Synonyms venerable, revered, reverend, sacred, veneratedRelated Words honorable, reputable, respectable; considered, esteemed, honored, respected, reverenced; admirable, distinguished, estimable, redoubtable, worthy; good, moral, noble, righteousNear Antonyms bad, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, infamous, loose, notorious, shameful; immoral, seamy, shadowy, shady, sordid, unsavory, vile, wicked; base, contemptible, despicable, detestable, dirty, low, mean, wretched

  2. 2 set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God <a church erected on one of Christianity's most hallowed sites> Synonyms blessed (also blest), consecrate, consecrated, holy, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctifiedRelated Words adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped (also worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scripturalNear Antonyms nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldlyAntonyms deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed

  3. 3 not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with <hallowed traditions that bind the present generation with all those that have gone before> Synonyms sacred, holy, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchableRelated Words inviolate, pure; privileged, protected, secure, shielded; exempt, immuneNear Antonyms blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious




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