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Synonyms for holy
ˈhoʊ liho·ly

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  1. holyadjective

    A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in Holy of Holies.


  2. holyadjective

    Revered in a religion.


    worldly, secular, unholy, profane

  3. holyadjective

    Perfect or flawless.

    faultless, perfect, flawless

    flawed, defective, imperfect, faulty, damaged

  4. holyadjective

    Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.

    special, reserved


  5. holyadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. holy

    Sacred is applied to that which is to be regarded as inviolable on any account, and so is not restricted to divine things; therefore in its lower applications it is less than holy. That which is sacred may be made so by institution, decree, or association; that which is holy is so by its own nature, possessing intrinsic moral purity, and, in the highest sense, absolute moral perfection. God is holy; his commands are sacred. Holy may be applied also to that which is hallowed; as, "the place whereon thou standest is holy ground," Ex. iii, 5. In such use holy is more than sacred, as if the very qualities of a spiritual or divine presence were imparted to the place or object. Divine has been used with great looseness, as applying to anything eminent or admirable, in the line either of goodness or of mere power, as to eloquence, music, etc., but there is a commendable tendency to restrict the word to its higher sense, as designating that which belongs to or is worthy of the Divine Being. Compare PERFECT; PURE.

    blessed, consecrated, devoted, divine, hallowed, sacred, saintly, set apart

    abominable, common, cursed, impure, polluted, secular, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified, wicked, worldly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. holy

    sacred, reverend, pure, consecrated, religious, saintly, pious, devout, divine, hallowed, devout

    profane, evil, impure, unholy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. holy place, sanctum, holyadjective

    a sacred place of pilgrimage

    sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, holy place

    unconsecrated, unhallowed, profane, unholy, unsanctified

  2. holyadjective

    belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

    unholy, profane, unsanctified, unconsecrated, unhallowed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. holyadjective

    pious, devout, religious, good, godly, saintly, spiritual, pure, saint-like, heavenly-minded

  2. holyadjective

    sacred, consecrated, hallowed, blessed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. holyadjective

    sacred, consecrated, hallowed, sanctified, saintly, godly, pious, guileless

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How to use holy in a sentence?

  1. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    Your Holiness, like you, as a nation we want to combat the vices of corruption which sacrifice people and the environment in the pursuit of illegal profit, holy Father, I ask for your prayer as we fight this war.

  2. Abraham Joshua Heschel:

    Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

  3. William Weinreb:

    He believed that he was a soldier in a holy war against Americans.

  4. Niliflash:

    A worthy man is not always a holy man.

  5. Jorge Godoyfor:

    And I looked over at the cinematographer and like, both of our eyes were big as saucers. And I thought, holy s ---, this is going to be a wild one. EL CHAPO TRIED TO SMUGGLE COCAINE IN JALAPEO CANS, WAS INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS KILLINGS, PROSECUTORS SAY The filmmaker said this was the beginning of one stunning revelation after another. But I think the biggest bombshell of all for me and for all of us was that this story is much more complicated and this conspiracy is much more deep and vast than any of us had any idea of going into it in terms of all of the parties that are involved, and that was what really blew me away. Enrique' Rafael Caro-Quintero, the DEA agent murdered in Mexico in 1985. ( AP, File) My hope is that those revelations, whether they are involvement of a CIA asset or collusion by a DEA insider and the betrayal or even just the human toll it has taken on all these people after all these years just to see what it really looks like, what it felt like and how they carry it all these years later.

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