unhallowed

[uhn-hal-ohd]

adjective

not hallowed or consecrated; not regarded as holy or sacred: unhallowed ground.
impious; unholy.
wicked or sinful: unhallowed practices.

Nearby words

  1. unguligrade,
  2. unh,
  3. unh-unh,
  4. unhair,
  5. unhallow,
  6. unhampered,
  7. unhand,
  8. unhandled,
  9. unhandsome,
  10. unhandy

Origin of unhallowed

before 1000; Middle English unhalewed, Old English unhālghod, ungehālghod; see un-1, hallowed

unhallow

[uhn-hal-oh]

verb (used with object)

to desecrate; profane.

Origin of unhallow

First recorded in 1525–35; un-2 + hallow1

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British Dictionary definitions for unhallowed

unhallowed

adjective

not consecrated or holyunhallowed ground
sinful or profane

unhallow

verb

(tr) archaic to desecrate
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Word Origin and History for unhallowed

unhallowed

adj.

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

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