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Synonyms for holy
ˈhoʊ liho·ly

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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. holy

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

    profane, evil, impure, unholy

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. holyadjective

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

  2. holyadjective

    sacred, consecrated, hallowed, blessed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. holyadjective

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

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  1. R. Brokhoff:

    The Holy Spirit makes a man a Christian, and if he is a Christian through the work of the Holy Spirit, that same Spirit draws him to other Christians in the church. An individual Christian is not Christian at all.

  2. Jodi Amorese:

    Holy cow, holy cow. It really is an unbelievable experience.

  3. Stephen Carlsen:

    Holy Scripture is clear about how we are to treat people trying to find safety for their families – we are to show mercy and welcome them, the Holy Family today calls us to stand with all families seeking safety and a future for their children.

  4. 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 !

  5. Hippocrates:

    Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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