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

  • adj. Wicked; immoral.
  • adj. Not hallowed or consecrated.
  • adj. Informal Outrageous: took unholy risks to win the downhill race.

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  • adj. Something that is evil, impure, or otherwise perverted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not holy; unhallowed; not consecrated; hence, profane; wicked; impious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not holy.
  • Impious; wicked.
  • Synonyms Unhallowed, unsanctified.
  • Profane, ungodly.
  • n. pl. unholies (-liz). That which is unholy.

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

  • adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
  • adj. not hallowed or consecrated
  • adj. having committed unrighteous acts


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