un·​god·​ly | \ˌən-ˈgäd-lē also -ˈgȯd- \

Definition of ungodly 

1a : denying or disobeying God : impious, irreligious

b : contrary to moral law : sinful, wicked

2 : outrageous gets up at an ungodly hour

Examples of ungodly in a Sentence

What an ungodly racket they're making!

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Both Neymar, the Brazilian star, and Mbappé joined French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last summer for ungodly sums of money. Sean Gregory, Time, "32 Teams Entered, 2 Remain. Your Ultimate Guide to the World Cup Final," 13 July 2018 Democrats, by contrast, insisted that the tax cuts would do little beyond enabling corporations to artificially jack up their share prices by plowing ungodly sums of money into stock buybacks. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Corporations Invested Their Tax Cuts Into Stock Buybacks That Didn’t Even Work," 9 July 2018 Life finds a way, and so do franchises that make ungodly amounts of money. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Fallen Kingdom’ is fun in spite of itself," 21 June 2018 But foam isn’t great in all cases (like for people with tinnitus), and a $50 noise machine might not be worth much if there’s ungodly snoring happening right beside you. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music," 20 June 2018 Then Durant hits a three-point dagger from an ungodly number of feet out. Michael Powell, New York Times, "You Knew the Warriors Were Coming Back. The Rockets Did, Too.," 29 May 2018 The Pelicans played at an ungodly pace, so everyone’s numbers are going to be up. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "An NBA prospect wonders: Europe or Sacramento?," 19 May 2018 Aside from a few bready soups (ribollita, pappa al pomodoro), thick steaks, boiled beans and a stew made by simmering beef shank with ungodly amounts of black pepper, few dishes immediately popped into mind. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, "Much of Italy disdains Tuscany's cooking, but Jonathan Gold revels in it," 30 Mar. 2018 The president called for stronger background checks, which for some ungodly reason the GOP and the NRA are against. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Trump Claims Republicans Are Afraid of the NRA; Too Bad He Will Forget This Ever Happened in 3, 2 ...," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ungodly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of ungodly

: not believing in or respecting God

: immoral or evil

: very bad or shocking : outrageous or unacceptable


un·​god·​ly | \ˌən-ˈgäd-lē \
ungodlier; ungodliest

Kids Definition of ungodly

1 : sinful, wicked

2 : not normal or bearable I got up at an ungodly hour.

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obstinately defiant of authority

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