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Synonyms and Antonyms of sacred

  1. 1 not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with <the sacred trust that exists between elected officials and the electorate> Synonyms hallowed, holy, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchable Related Words inviolate, pure; privileged, protected, secure, shielded; exempt, immune Near Antonyms blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious

  2. 2 of, relating to, or being God <a sacred name that must not be uttered in vain> Synonyms blessed (also blest), divine, godlike, godly, heavenly, holy, supernaturalRelated Words eternal, everlasting, immortal; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, supremeNear Antonyms human, mortal, natural

  3. 3 of, relating to, or used in the practice or worship services of a religion <a sacred chalice> Synonyms devotional, religious, spiritualRelated Words blessed (also blest), consecrated, hallowed, holy, sacrosanct, sanctified; solemn; liturgical, ritual, sacramental; semireligious, semisacredNear Antonyms earthly, mundane, terrene, terrestrial, worldlyAntonyms nonreligious, profane, secular

  4. 4 set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God <the sacred bones of a saint> Synonyms blessed (also blest), consecrate, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, holy, 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

  5. 5 deserving honor and respect especially by reason of age <the alumni procession at graduation is one of the college's most sacred traditions, dating back over a hundred years> Synonyms hallowed, revered, reverend, venerable, 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

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