unholy

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adjective un·ho·ly \ˌən-ˈhō-lē\

Definition of unholy

  1. 1 :  showing disregard for what is holy :  wicked

  2. 2 :  deserving of censure <an unholy alliance>

  3. 3 :  very unpleasant :  god-awful <an unholy mess>

unholiness

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Examples of unholy in a sentence

  1. Our finances were an unholy mess.

  2. They have spent an unholy amount of money on the project.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of unholy

before 12th century


UNHOLY Defined for English Language Learners

unholy

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adjective un·ho·ly \ˌən-ˈhō-lē\

Definition of unholy for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


UNHOLY Defined for Kids

unholy

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adjective un·ho·ly \ˌən-ˈhō-lē\

Definition of unholy for Students

unholier

unholiest

  1. 1 :  not holy :  wicked

  2. 2 :  ungodly 2 <Stop that unholy racket!>


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