unholy

[ UK /ʌnhˈə‍ʊli/ ]
[ US /ənˈhoʊɫi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. not hallowed or consecrated
  2. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
    satanic cruelty
    diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
    a fiendish despot
    infernal instruments of war
    fires lit up a diabolic scene
    hellish torture
    something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
    unholy grimaces
  3. having committed unrighteous acts
    a sinful person
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How To Use unholy In A Sentence

  • It is holding its annual conference in west London tomorrow where an unholy row is brewing between two otherwise natural allies. Times, Sunday Times
  • These are ominous signs of God's holiness and the threat of judgment to the unholy.
  • Is it time for us in the Church to say that splitting atoms is unholy work, work that even ‘at its best’ is inherently incapable of giving glory to the God who made heaven and earth?
  • Unholy Moses plants a foot in Exley's rectally reposited research: Think Progress » President Bush is “ticked off big-time”
  • The result is not quite an unholy mess, but it comes close. Times, Sunday Times
  • We are the counterblast to the easy comfort and cosy reassurance of all things you hate: the unholy amalgam of Zen, Californian, chilled-out, ethnic, post-hippie, Celtic and new age.
  • This circumstance seems to be the result of an unholy alliance between education schools, publishers, and state departments of education.
  • The unholy alliance of vested interests pushing the scheme through was far too powerful and well-connected. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the left, 2008 Presidential Candidate Fred Thompson, and on the right, Ghostbusters II villain Vigo the Carpathian, also known as Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised, and Vigo the Unholy. SIMI-LEBRITIES: You Are Like the Buzzing of Flies to Him! | Best Week Ever
  • Young and old, in unholy alliance. Times, Sunday Times
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