from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not revering God; impious.
  • adjective Sinful; wicked.
  • adjective Outrageous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not godly; careless of God; godless; wicked; impious; sinful: as, ungodly men or ungodly deeds.
  • Polluted by wickedness.
  • Outrageous; extremely annoying.
  • Squeamish; nice.
  • Synonyms Godless, Unrighteous, etc. See irreligious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not godly; not having regard for God; disobedient to God; wicked; impious; sinful.
  • adjective Polluted by sin or wickedness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective lacking reverence for God; impious
  • adjective sinful, immoral or wicked
  • adjective unreasonable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin


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  • Does it also mean just Really bad?

    July 18, 2009

  • as in "ungodly hour"

    September 16, 2009

  • I also like "unholy". The two can be used interchangeably in most cases.

    September 16, 2009

  • I feel like unholy can be used to describe a lot of stuff, but ungodly is typically used to describe time.

    September 17, 2009