Thesaurus

holy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of holy

  1. 1 showing a devotion to God and to a life of virtue the holy monk spent many hours on his knees in prayer Synonyms of holy devout, godly, pious, religious, sainted, saintly Words Related to holy ascetic (also ascetical), prayerful, reverent, reverential, spiritual, worshipful; pietistic, religiose; beatified, blessed (also blest), canonized, venerable; angelic (or angelical), cherubic; chaste, moral, pure, righteous, upright, virtuous Near Antonyms of holy blasphemous, desecrating, irreverent, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious; nonreligious, secular, unspiritual, worldly; backsliding, unfaithful; black, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, sinful, sinning, unrighteous, wicked Antonyms of holy antireligious, faithless, godless, impious, irreligious, ungodly, unholy

  2. 2 set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God the Torah contains the holy writings of Judaism Synonyms of holy blessed (also blest), consecrate, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified Words Related to holy adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped (also worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scriptural Near Antonyms of holy nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldly Antonyms of holy deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed

  3. 3 of, relating to, or being God the Holy Trinity Synonyms of holy blessed (also blest), divine, godlike, godly, heavenly, sacred, supernatural Words Related to holy eternal, everlasting, immortal; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, supreme Near Antonyms of holy human, mortal, natural

  4. 4 not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with the hour every Saturday she listens to her radio program is holy and you'd better not make her miss it Synonyms of holy hallowed, sacred, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchableWords Related to holy inviolate, pure; privileged, protected, secure, shielded; exempt, immuneNear Antonyms of holy blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious



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