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unholy

[ uhn-hoh-lee ]
/ 蕦n藞ho蕣 li /
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adjective, un路ho路li路er, un路ho路li路est.
not holy; not sacred or hallowed.
impious; sinful; wicked.
Informal. dreadful; ungodly: They got us out of bed at the unholy hour of three in the morning.
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Origin of unholy

before 1000; Middle English; Old English unh膩lig (cognate with Dutch onheilig,Old Norse 奴heilagr). See un-1, holy

OTHER WORDS FROM unholy

un路ho路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unholy

unholy
/ (蕦n藞h蓹蕣l瑟) /

adjective -lier or -liest
not holy or sacred
immoral or depraved
informal outrageous or unnaturalan unholy alliance

Derived forms of unholy

unholiness, noun
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