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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