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See definition of sacred on Dictionary.com
  • adj.holy, blessed
  • adj.protected

synonyms for sacred

  • cherished
  • divine
  • hallowed
  • religious
  • revered
  • solemn
  • spiritual
  • angelic
  • consecrated
  • enshrined
  • godly
  • numinous
  • pious
  • pure
  • sacramental
  • saintly
  • sanctified
  • unprofane
  • venerable
See also synonyms for: nonsacred / sacredness / unsacred
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antonyms for sacred

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  • irreligious
  • lay
  • open
  • profane
  • ungodly
  • unholy
  • unprotected
  • unsacred
  • vulnerable
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Stories create a sacred space that humans have always respected.
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When you bow to another, you are honoring something sacred in them.
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Whenever I enter the park, I’m always conscious I’m stepping into a special place—sacred ground, really.
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The newfound shafts around Durrington Walls suggest it also was a special, sacred place, Gaffney says.
UNDERGROUND MEGA-MONUMENT FOUND NEAR STONEHENGEAVERY ELIZABETH HURTAUGUST 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The location of the K’akaya offering indicates that Inca people regarded all of Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between Bolivia and Peru, as sacred, not just its fabled Island of the Sun, the researchers say.
A SUBMERGED INCA OFFERING HINTS AT LAKE TITICACA’S SACRED ROLEBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by God, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
More than once she destroyed pages, as being too sacred a confidence for unloving eyes to read.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Let this be your acknowledgment of past favours—the fulfilment of your sacred promise.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
They accepted baptism as a sort of sacred pledge of friendship and alliance with the French.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SACRED

  • 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.