Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Not hallowed.

Part of speech: adjective

Lacking moral purity.

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Usage examples "unholy":

  1. " I have never blamed him for my past weakness, however I have blamed him for his unholy marriage. - "An Ambitious Man", 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", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. We cannot see, as Mr. Vaughan does, an " unholy indifference" in the moral. - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.