What does the word unholy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Unholiness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not hallowed.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lacking moral purity.

Usage examples for unholy

  1. " I have never blamed him for my past weakness, however I have blamed him for his unholy marriage. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  2. Now what further ceremonies were to be carried out in this unholy place I do not know, for at that moment a great tumult arose in the square beneath, and I was hurried from the sanctuary by the priests. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  3. We cannot see, as Mr. Vaughan does, an " unholy indifference" in the moral. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley