Unholy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʌnˈhoʊli|  American pronunciation of the word unholy
Brit.  |ʌnˈhəʊli|  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)

Examples

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

adjective
comparative: unholier
superlative: unholiest
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