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Synonyms for unholy
ʌnˈhoʊ liun·ho·ly

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  1. unholyadjective


  2. unholyadjective


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unholy, unhallowedadjective

    not hallowed or consecrated

    wicked, infernal, fiendish, satanic, hellish, sinful, demonic, diabolic, unhallowed, diabolical

    sacred, righteous, consecrated, Blessed, holy, hallowed, sanctified, blessed, good, beatified

  2. demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholyadjective

    extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

    "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"

    blasted, mephistophelian, wicked, infernal, damned, diabolic, deuced, beastly, hellish, satanic, blamed, damn, goddam, goddamned, blessed, unhallowed, blame, god-awful, demonic, darned, diabolical, goddamn, sinful, fiendish, mephistophelean, devilish

    blessed, holy, Blessed, sacred, sanctified, consecrated, righteous, good, hallowed, beatified

  3. sinful, unholy, wickedadjective

    having committed unrighteous acts

    "a sinful person"

    satanic, diabolic, revolting, foul, implike, repellent, arch, unhallowed, distasteful, demonic, iniquitous, diabolical, severe, sinful, pixilated, fiendish, loathly, disgusting, skanky, repelling, infernal, loathsome, prankish, extraordinary, yucky, wicked, ungodly, terrible, impish, hellish, mischievous, puckish, disgustful, over-the-top, repellant

    Blessed, hallowed, righteous, good, beatified, consecrated, holy, sacred, sanctified, blessed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unholyadjective

    unhallowed, unsanctified, profane

  2. unholyadjective

    undevout, irreligious, ungodly, impious, irreverent, wicked, sinful, blasphemous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unholyadjective

    unhallowed, unconsecrated, profane, impious, evil, ungodly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unholy":

    impure, unnatural, godless, ungodly, diabolical, unclean, immoral, sinful

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  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

  2. Rabbi Harold Kushner:

    Everything that God created is potentially holy, and our task as humans is to find that holiness in seemingly unholy situations. When we can do this, we will have learned to nurture our souls.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    I think this is what's wrong with Washington -- what I call the unholy alliance between the Right and the Left, neither of which seem to be too concerned with the deficit.

  4. Michael McCaul:

    If you go back to the Beijing Olympics, then you saw the creation of this unholy alliance between Chairman Xi and Mr. Putin, they defended each other’s actions — that being Russia defending President Xi if he invaded Taiwan, President Xi saying that NATO is being too aggressive and that they were going to work hand-in-hand together.

  5. George Burgess:

    Unfortunately, it's an unholy mix.

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