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Synonyms for sacred
ˈseɪ krɪdsa·cred

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sacred

    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, holy, saintly, set apart

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. sacred

    Synonyms:
    holy, divine, hallowed, consecrated, religious, inviolable

    Antonyms:
    unholy, common, profane, unconsecrated

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sacredadjective

    concerned with religion or religious purposes

    "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    laic, lay, unworthy, secular, undedicated, unhallowed, unholy, profane, profanatory

  2. sacredadjective

    worthy of respect or dedication

    "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    profanatory, unhallowed, secular, laic, unholy, undedicated, unworthy, profane, lay

  3. consecrated, sacred, sanctifiedadjective

    made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use

    "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, sanctified, hallowed, dedicated, consecrate

    Antonyms:
    lay, unholy, undedicated, profanatory, secular, unhallowed, unworthy, laic, profane

  4. hallowed, sacredadjective

    worthy of religious veneration

    "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, sanctified, hallowed

    Antonyms:
    undedicated, unholy, profanatory, secular, laic, unhallowed, lay, profane, unworthy

  5. sacredadjective

    (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person

    "a fund sacred to charity"; "a morning hour sacred to study"; "a private office sacred to the President"

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    unholy, laic, undedicated, secular, profane, unworthy, lay, profanatory, unhallowed

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    hallowed, holy, divine

  2. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    religious, not secular, not profane

  3. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    dedicated, devoted, consecrated

  4. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    inviolable, not to be profaned

  5. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    venerable, sainted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sacredadjective

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, venerable, sainted, religious, inviolable

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sacred":

    holy, sagrada, sacrosanct, hallowed, holyl, helluva, sacré, divine, noble, inviolable, damn

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#5728damn
#6466divine
#6510sacred
#7233devoted
#8543blessed
#39501consecrated
#44800hallowed
#49513sanctified
#65755saintly
#70784helluva
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#92642consecrate
#94896inviolable
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How to use sacred in a sentence?

  1. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    Places of worship are meant to be sacred, and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life.

  2. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Theology I would say can be described as the trajectory of the sacred parabola, where faith ascends into the cosmic heights and descends into the depths of existential contemplation. In this divine curve, each theological reflection becomes a celestial arc, tracing the path of faith's ascent and the graceful descent into the mysteries of the divine.

  3. Wallace Chan:

    It is a sacred thing to create a face, it's like a ghost appearing in the gem as you work. The dialogue of gemstone, color and light gives it life.

  4. Aubrey Eben:

    Science is not a sacred cow. Science is a horse. Don't worship it. Feed it.

  5. Jamaal Weathersby:

    I think that now the way that people think about church in general whether it is the mosque, synagogue or what have you, its not sacred anymore.


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