Definition of unholy
- an unholy alliance
- an unholy mess
Our finances were an unholy mess.
They have spent an unholy amount of money on the project.
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before 12th century
: 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.
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