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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

    Synonyms:
    sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, holy place

    Antonyms:
    unconsecrated, unhallowed, profane, unholy, unsanctified

  2. holy(adj)

    belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

    Antonyms:
    unholy, profane, unsanctified, unconsecrated, unhallowed

Wiktionary

  1. holy(adjective)

    Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.

    Synonyms:
    sacred

  2. holy(adjective)

    Revered in a religion.

    Synonyms:
    sacred

    Antonyms:
    worldly, secular, unholy, profane

  3. holy(adjective)

    Perfect or flawless.

    Synonyms:
    flawless, perfect, faultless

    Antonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    special, reserved

    Antonyms:
    common

  5. holy(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sanctified

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. holy

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

    Antonyms:
    profane, evil, impure, unholy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. holy(a.)

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

  2. holy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sacred, consecrated, hallowed, blessed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. holy(a)

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

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How to use holy in a sentence?

  1. Jodi Amorese:

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

  2. Parang Pracharat.To:

    This land is holy, no one shall dare to betray. We will fight to preserve the nation, religion and the King.

  3. Julia Bruzzese Precious , indeed:

    I kissed his ring and he put his hands on my forehead and he looked at me. I feel like a miracle will happen. … I feel that he brought the Holy Spirit to me.”

  4. Mary:

    My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour. Because He hath looked down on the lowliness of His handmaid: for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Because the Mighty One hath done great things for me: and holy is His name. And His mercy is from generation to generation: on those who fear Him. He showeth might in His arm: He scattereth the proud in the conceit of their heart. He casteth down the mighty from theirthrone: and exalteth the lowly. He filleth the hungry with good things: and the rich He sendeth away empty. He hath received His servant Israel: being mindful of His mercy. As He spake to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed forever.

  5. Jon Duncan:

    Im not thrilled in general with the restriction on religious liberties, especially during what is Christians most holy week.


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