Definitions for unholyʌnˈhoʊ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•ho•lyʌnˈhoʊ li(adj.)-li•er, -li•est.

  1. not holy; not sacred or hallowed.

  2. impious; sinful; wicked.

  3. dreadful; outrageous; ungodly:

    neighbors making an unholy racket.

    Category: Informal

Origin of unholy:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unholy, unhallowed(adj)

    not hallowed or consecrated

  2. demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholy(adj)

    extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

    "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"

  3. sinful, unholy, wicked(adj)

    having committed unrighteous acts

    "a sinful person"


  1. unholy(Adjective)

    Something that is evil, impure, or otherwise perverted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unholy(adj)

    not holy; unhallowed; not consecrated; hence, profane; wicked; impious


  1. Unholy

    Unholy is a 2005 album by British musician Martin Grech.

Translations for unholy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


disrespectful or irreverent

shrieks of unholy laughter.

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