from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not revering God; impious.
  • adj. Sinful; wicked.
  • adj. Outrageous: had to leave for work at an ungodly hour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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

    September 17, 2009

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

    September 16, 2009

  • as in "ungodly hour"

    September 16, 2009

  • Does it also mean just Really bad?

    July 18, 2009