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 devout, godly, pious, religious, sainted, saintly Related Words 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 blasphemous, desecrating, irreverent, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious; nonreligious, secular, unspiritual, worldly; backsliding, unfaithful; black, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, sinful, sinning, unrighteous, wicked Antonyms 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 blessed (also blest), consecrate, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified Related Words adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped (also worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scriptural Near Antonyms nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldly Antonyms deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed

  3. 3 of, relating to, or being God the Holy Trinity Synonyms blessed (also blest), divine, godlike, godly, heavenly, sacred, supernatural Related Words eternal, everlasting, immortal; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent, omniscient, supreme Near Antonyms 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 hallowed, sacred, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchableRelated Words inviolate, pure; privileged, protected, secure, shielded; exempt, immuneNear Antonyms blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious

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