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unsacred

[ sey-krid ]SEE DEFINITION OF unsacred
  • as inlay
  • as insecular
  • as intemporal
  • as inunhallowed

Synonyms for unsacred

  • secular
  • ordinary
  • temporal
  • inexpert
  • nonclerical
  • nonprofessional
  • nonspecialist
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Antonyms for unsacred

  • ordained
  • professional
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNSACRED

Hence that unsacred stillness which weighs down upon Drury-lane on Sunday-mornings.

But its atmosphere is a shade too professional; it opens too precipitately on the unlovely and unsacred street.

Margaret then played sacred airs on the piano, which Michael listened to with most unsacred feelings.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.

Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNSACRED

lay

adjectiveamateur, not trained in a religious or other profession
  • inexpert
  • nonclerical
  • nonprofessional
  • nonspecialist
  • ordinary
  • secular
  • temporal
  • unsacred

unhallowed

adjectiveunholy
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