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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 ?
By the lakes that thus outspread Their lone waters, lone and dead, - Their sad waters, sad and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily, - By the mountains - near the river Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever, - By the grey woods, - by the swamp Where the toad and the newt encamp, - By the dismal tarns and pools Where dwell the Ghouls, - By each spot the most unholy - In each nook most melancholy, - There the traveller meets aghast Sheeted Memories of the Past - Shrouded forms that start and sigh As they pass the wanderer by - White-robed forms of friends long given, In agony, to the Earth - and Heaven.
The unholy fascination of dread dwells in the thought of the last moments of a ship reported as "missing" in the columns of the SHIPPING GAZETTE.
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.
With its jagged outline it is like a Monseratt of the Pacific, and you may imagine that there Polynesian knights guard with strange rites mysteries unholy for men to know.
All is unholy to it that is not simple; fain, likewise, would it play with the fire--of the fagot and stake.
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.
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.
In something less than an hour-and-a-half he had skirted the south of the King's Hintock estates and ascended to the untoward solitude of Cross-in-Hand, the unholy stone whereon Tess had been compelled by Alec d'Urberville, in his whim of reformation, to swear the strange oath that she would never wilfully tempt him again.
She dragged him to an unholy sink, and, soaking a rag in water, began to scrub his lacerated face with it.
Then, too, with the certitude of long training and unholy intimacy, there were occasions when I engaged in drinking bouts with men.
Perkins, had elected to close the school year, and Cecily's troubles with Cyrus Brisk, which furnished unholy mirth for the rest of us, though Cecily could not see the funny side of it at all.