unholy


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un·ho·ly

 (ŭn-hō′lē)
adj. un·ho·li·er, un·ho·li·est
1. Wicked; immoral.
2. Not hallowed or consecrated.
3. Outrageous: took unholy risks to win the downhill race.

un·ho′li·ly adv.
un·ho′li·ness n.

unholy

(ʌnˈhəʊlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. (Theology) not holy or sacred
2. immoral or depraved
3. informal outrageous or unnatural: an unholy alliance.
unˈholiness n

un•ho•ly

(ʌnˈhoʊ 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.
[before 1000]
un•ho′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unholy - not hallowed or consecratedunholy - not hallowed or consecrated    
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
2.unholy - extremely evil or cruelunholy - 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"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
3.unholy - having committed unrighteous actsunholy - having committed unrighteous acts; "a sinful person"
unrighteous - not righteous; "an unrighteous man"; "an unrighteous law"

unholy

adjective
1. (Informal) shocking, awful, appalling, dreadful, outrageous, horrendous, unearthly, ungodly (informal) The economy is still in an unholy mess.
Translations
غَيْر لائِق، لا إحْتِرامَ فيهغَيْر مَعْقول، مُثير للغَضَب
neuctivýpříšerný
ugudelig
ferlegur, óheyrilegursem sÿnir virîingarleysi
negeras
drausmīgsnešķīstsšausmīgsvelnišķīgs
akıl almazsaygısız

unholy

[ʌnˈhəʊlɪ] ADJ
1. (= sinful) [activity] → impío
2. (= terrible) [mess, row] → tremendo; [noise] → tremendo, de mil demonios

unholy

[ˌʌnˈhəʊli] adj
(= horrendous) [row, mess] → du diable
(= unnatural) [alliance, coalition] → contre nature
(= wicked) [delight, relish] → impie

unholy

adj (+er) (Rel) placeungeweiht; spiritsböse; (= evil, = sinful) activitiesübel; (inf) (= reprehensible) delightdiebisch (inf); allianceübel; (= awful) messheillos; noise, hourunchristlich (inf)

unholy

[ʌnˈhəʊlɪ] adjprofano/a
at an unholy hour (fam) → ad un'ora indecente
an unholy alliance → una coalizione f paradossale

unholy

(anˈhəuli) adjective
1. disrespectful or irreverent. shrieks of unholy laughter.
2. outrageous or unreasonable. an unholy din.
References in classic literature ?
In these last-mentioned haunts you see only sailors; but in New Bedford, actual cannibals stand chatting at street corners; savages outright; many of whom yet carry on their bones unholy flesh.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
The balance all went for actual votes, and on a day of Democratic landslides they elected "Scotty" Doyle, the ex-tenpin setter, by nearly a thousand plurality--and beginning at five o'clock in the afternoon, and ending at three the next morning, Jurgis treated himself to a most unholy and horrible "jag.
It was a superb moonlight night, and the shadows of the graceful China trees lay minutely pencilled on the turf below, and there was that transparent stillness in the air which it seems almost unholy to disturb.
In twice a thousand years shall the unholy invention of man labor at odds to beget the fellow to this majestic lie
The discourse was resumed presently, but it went lame and halting, all possibility of impressiveness being at an end; for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, under cover of some remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely facetious thing.
I thought the windows of the sets of chambers into which those houses were divided, were in every stage of dilapidated blind and curtain, crippled flower-pot, cracked glass, dusty decay, and miserable makeshift; while To Let To Let To Let, glared at me from empty rooms, as if no new wretches ever came there, and the vengeance of the soul of Barnard were being slowly appeased by the gradual suicide of the present occupants and their unholy interment under the gravel.
The niece said the same, and, more: "You must know, Master Nicholas"- for that was the name of the barber- "it was often my uncle's way to stay two days and nights together poring over these unholy books of misventures, after which he would fling the book away and snatch up his sword and fall to slashing the walls; and when he was tired out he would say he had killed four giants like four towers; and the sweat that flowed from him when he was weary he said was the blood of the wounds he had received in battle; and then he would drink a great jug of cold water and become calm and quiet, saying that this water was a most precious potion which the sage Esquife, a great magician and friend of his, had brought him.
This was a specimen of the sort of commands which they were always giving with the view of implicating as many as possible in their crimes; and then I showed, not in word only but in deed, that, if I may be allowed to use such an expression, I cared not a straw for death, and that my great and only care was lest I should do an unrighteous or unholy thing.
You, who do not know how we of Helium love the members of our ruling house, cannot appreciate the horror with which I contemplate such an unholy alliance.
Stir up the mud, and you'll get K- into the most unholy trouble; you'll be in a shocking box yourself.
Let me tell you, my friend, that there are things done today in electrical science which would have been deemed unholy by the very man who discovered electricity, who would themselves not so long before been burned as wizards.