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Synonyms for holy
ˈhoʊ li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. holy place, sanctum, holy(adj)

    a sacred place of pilgrimage

    sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, holy place

    unconsecrated, unhallowed, profane, unholy, unsanctified

  2. holy(adj)

    belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

    unholy, profane, unsanctified, unconsecrated, unhallowed


  1. holy(adjective)

    Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.


  2. holy(adjective)

    Revered in a religion.


    worldly, secular, unholy, profane

  3. holy(adjective)

    Perfect or flawless.

    flawless, perfect, faultless

    damaged, faulty, imperfect, defective, flawed

  4. holy(adjective)

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

    special, reserved


  5. holy(adjective)


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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. holy(a.)

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

  2. holy(a.)

    sacred, consecrated, hallowed, blessed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. holy(a)

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

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  1. Francesco Patton:

    A small Franciscan community started to live in the Holy Sepulchre in 1333, so you can imagine what it means for us, this place, ...The responsibility to pray in the place in which Jesus conquered death, to pray for all those who are, in this moment, very (much) in the face of death.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Quran is only such a holy book, which Muslims, whether man, woman, child or elder ones, recite every second and everywhere in this universe by heart, and verbally without reading all its verses. As a fact, Quran executes not only and mainly respect for the entire humanity, it also teaches love, equality, empathy, justice, honesty, harmony, tolerance, forgiveness, and peace. However, it also describes and allows the Tit for Tat, but it defines that forgiveness is a great attitude as well. If one feels a friendly feeling, whether Muslim or non-Muslim; it understands the Quran precisely and accurately; otherwise, the collapse of mutual respect becomes inevitable. Indeed, wrong conduct and interpretation penetrate one's thought, mindset, and character, not the essence of words and the meaning of the Quran in its right and correct context and concept.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Appearances are deceiving when it comes to the Holy Eucharist. It looks like the bread of Jesus’ time, tastes like unleavened bread, smells and feels like bread but it’s not bread. It’s the body and blood, human soul and divine nature of Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Gayism or unnatural sexuality where reflects sexual corruption, there also violates the holy books and terminates natural sexual rights; indeed, it mirrors the garbage of thoughts and verifies the death of moral principles and values.

  5. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic -RRB- Leto:

    The actoralso shared two photos : one close-up picture of himself climbing and another snapshot of a visibly-frayed climbing rope. Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic -RRB- Leto arrives at the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala Presented By Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. ( Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) Leto posted a video of the incidentas well. Holy f ----- g s -- t ! Holy f -- k !

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