ungodly


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un·god·ly

 (ŭn-gŏd′lē)
adj. un·god·li·er, un·god·li·est
1. Not revering God; impious.
2. Sinful; wicked.
3. Outrageous: had to leave for work at an ungodly hour.

un·god′li·ness n.

ungodly

(ʌnˈɡɒdlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. (Theology)
a. wicked; sinful
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the ungodly.
2. informal unseemly; outrageous (esp in the phrase an ungodly hour)
unˈgodliness n
unˈgodlily adv

un•god•ly

(ʌnˈgɒd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. not accepting God or a particular religious doctrine; irreligious; atheistic.
2. sinful; wicked; impious: an ungodly life.
3. outrageous; shocking; dreadful: an ungodly hour to drop in.
[1520–30]
un•god′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungodly - characterized by iniquityungodly - characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice

ungodly

adjective
1. wicked, corrupt, sinful, vile, immoral, depraved, profane, blasphemous, godless, irreligious, impious My folks had nothing to do with ungodly people.
2. (Informal) unreasonable, outrageous, unearthly, dreadful, horrendous, intolerable, unseemly, unholy (informal) at the ungodly hour of 4.00am
Translations

ungodly

[ʌnˈgɒdlɪ] ADJ
1. (o.f.) (= sinful) [person, action, life] → impío, irreligioso
2. (= unreasonable) [noise] → tremendo
at this ungodly houra estas horas tan intempestivas

ungodly

[ˌʌnˈgɒdli] adj
(= profane) → impie
(= unreasonable) [noise] → du diable
at some ungodly hour → à une heure indue

ungodly

adjgottlos; (inf) noise, hourunchristlich (inf); an ungodly noiseein Heidenlärm m (inf)
n the ungodly pldie Gottlosen pl

ungodly

[ʌnˈgɒdlɪ] adj (person, language, action) → empio/a (fam) at an ungodly houra un'ora allucinante
References in classic literature ?
It is I, the ungodly Zarathustra, who saith: 'Who is ungodlier than I, that I may enjoy his teaching?
This also added to my wretchedness, and to crown all, I was haunted by the thought of the tragedy that had once been acted on that plateau, when that ungodly buccaneer with the blue face --he who died at Savannah, singing and shouting for drink-- had there, with his own hand, cut down his six accomplices.
What would ye of a decent woman at such an ungodly hour?
If he be indeed an ungodly and violent man, there is the more need that I should seek him out and see whether I cannot turn him to better ways.
There has been much howling and ungodly revelry, together with such sounds as it is profanity to utter, in their habitations within the past hour, so much so, in truth, that I have fled to the Delawares in search of peace.
thou canst deal with the Nazarenes as one possessing the mammon of unrighteousness, and canst therefore purchase immunity at their hands it rules the savage minds of those ungodly men, even as the signet of the mighty Solomon was said to command the evil genii.
This fine tirade sounded, however, to the ungodly sailor-boy like a mere "Pippi-pi.
I keep a bull pup," I said, "and I object to rows because my nerves are shaken, and I get up at all sorts of ungodly hours, and I am extremely lazy.
And whatever was not Island McGill was outlandish and barbarian; and well she knew, for did not her seafaring sons bring home report of that world and its ungodly ways?
Once the listener fancied that he could distinguish the accents of towns-people of his own, men and women, both pious and ungodly, many of whom he had met at the communion table, and had seen others rioting at the tavern.
I called Will Atkins again, and asked him; but the poor fellow fell immediately into tears, and told us he had said something to her of all those things, but that he was himself so wicked a creature, and his own conscience so reproached him with his horrid, ungodly life, that he trembled at the apprehensions that her knowledge of him should lessen the attention she should give to those things, and make her rather contemn religion than receive it; but he was assured, he said, that her mind was so disposed to receive due impressions of all those things, and that if I would but discourse with her, she would make it appear to my satisfaction that my labour would not be lost upon her.
he's a grand, ungodly, god-like man, Captain Ahab; doesn't speak much; but, when he does speak, then you may well listen.