Unholy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʌnˈhəʊlɪ|  American pronunciation of the word unholy
Brit.  |ʌnˈhəʊlɪ|  British pronunciation of the word unholy
- extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell (syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic)
unholy grimaces
- having committed unrighteous acts (syn: sinful, wicked)


Our finances were an unholy mess.

They have spent an unholy amount of money on the project.

An unholy row broke out between two of the men drinking in the bar.

The article condemns what some say is an unholy alliance between government and media.

He was taking an unholy delight in humiliating Sarah.

Word forms

comparative: unholier
superlative: unholiest
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