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synonyms for holy

  • divine
  • hallowed
  • humble
  • pure
  • revered
  • righteous
  • spiritual
  • sublime
  • believing
  • clean
  • devotional
  • faithful
  • good
  • innocent
  • moral
  • perfect
  • upright
  • angelic
  • blessed
  • chaste
  • consecrated
  • dedicated
  • devoted
  • devout
  • faultless
  • glorified
  • god-fearing
  • godlike
  • godly
  • immaculate
  • just
  • messianic
  • pietistic
  • pious
  • prayerful
  • reverent
  • sacrosanct
  • sainted
  • saintlike
  • saintly
  • sanctified
  • seraphic
  • spotless
  • uncorrupt
  • undefiled
  • untainted
  • unworldly
  • venerable
  • venerated
  • virtuous
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antonyms for holy

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  • corrupt
  • irreligious
  • bad
  • dishonest
  • evil
  • immoral
  • imprecise
  • impure
  • inaccurate
  • incomplete
  • sinful
  • uncertain
  • unreliable
  • unvirtuous
  • vile
  • depraved
  • irreverent
  • sacrilegious
  • unholy
  • unsacred
  • wicked
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How to use holy in a sentence

Working through WhatsApp rumor mills, these groups lay siege to highways, stop vans transporting cows to cattle fairs and slaughterhouses — beef is seen as holy by many Hindus — and assault the Muslims and Dalits in those vehicles.
AMERICAN FRINGES: HOW THE MEDIA MAKES IT WORSENICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 7, 2020OZY
As long as we’re embodied beings, processing the world through our senses, there will be no holier grail than making sure that what those senses register is pleasurable.
SOLARPUNK IS GROWING A GORGEOUS NEW WORLD IN THE CRACKS OF THE OLD ONECARIN ISMSEPTEMBER 6, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
I began a journey on which I met with holy men and documented varying aspects of my culture.
LAFALAISE DION TAKES ESSENCE ON A PERSONAL JOURNEYNANDI HOWARDSEPTEMBER 4, 2020ESSENCE.COM
The holy grail of tests may be one that is fast, easy, accurate and inexpensive and that could be used broadly — even by people at home.
NEW CORONAVIRUS TESTS PROMISE TO BE FASTER, CHEAPER AND EASIERJACK J. LEEAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The holy grail of front camera design is the under-display front camera.
XIAOMI’S “THIRD-GENERATION” UNDER-DISPLAY CAMERA LOOKS NEARLY INVISIBLERON AMADEOAUGUST 28, 2020ARS TECHNICA
Millions of livestock from Somalia have been shipped to Saudi Arabia for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca over many decades to feed some two million pilgrims from around the world.
SOMALIA WILL LOSE $500 MILLION THIS YEAR AS ITS LIVESTOCK MISSES OUT ON HAJJ TO SAUDI ARABIAABDULLAHI YUSSUFJULY 29, 2020QUARTZ
To see a woman of color, to see that dark skin, that beautiful chocolate skin, my mother’s skin, onscreen … It’s holy.
THE EATING DISORDER. THE SEXUAL ABUSE. HOW THANDIE NEWTON SURVIVED HOLLYWOODCMURRAYJULY 7, 2020ESSENCE.COM
After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO HOLY

  • churchgoing
  • dedicated
  • devoted
  • devout
  • ecclesiastical
  • faithful
  • godly
  • goody-goody
  • holy
  • orthodox
  • pious
  • prayerful
  • reverent
  • righteous
  • sacred
  • spiritual
  • theological
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.