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unhallowed

[uhn-hal-ohd] /ʌnˈhæl oʊd/
adjective
1.
not hallowed or consecrated; not regarded as holy or sacred:
unhallowed ground.
2.
impious; unholy.
3.
wicked or sinful:
unhallowed practices.
Origin of unhallowed
1000
before 1000; Middle English unhalewed, Old English unhālghod, ungehālghod; see un-1, hallowed

unhallow

[uhn-hal-oh] /ʌnˈhæl oʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to desecrate; profane.
Origin
First recorded in 1525-35; un-2 + hallow1
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Examples from the Web for unhallowed
Historical Examples
  • Invoke not the unhallowed spirits of the abyss; invoke the spotless synod of the Gods.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • The unhallowed passions of this great criminal had their origin also in the confessional.

  • Edward hung at the door, wavering; the suggestion had unhallowed charms.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • Nevertheless, I am sick again for the unhallowed swine-husks.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • Leave me in the living grave my own unhallowed hands have dug.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Their delight is to increase the unhallowed circle of wretches like themselves.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • All the phases of unhallowed passion are described in full detail.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The unhallowed apparition shook his head when Adrian had concluded.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • An unhallowed fiend had cut off the sequel with scissors and boned it!

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • If my wrath was unhallowed, it wrought the peaceable fruits of righteousness.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
British Dictionary definitions for unhallowed

unhallowed

/ʌnˈhæləʊd/
adjective
1.
not consecrated or holy: unhallowed ground
2.
sinful or profane

unhallow

/ʌnˈhæləʊ/
verb
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to desecrate
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Word Origin and History for unhallowed
adj.

Old English unhalgod, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hallow.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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