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unholy

[uhn-hoh-lee] /ʌnˈhoʊ li/
adjective, unholier, unholiest.
1.
not holy; not sacred or hallowed.
2.
impious; sinful; wicked.
3.
Informal. dreadful; ungodly:
They got us out of bed at the unholy hour of three in the morning.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English unhālig (cognate with Dutch onheilig, Old Norse ūheilagr). See un-1, holy
Related forms
unholiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un holiness

unholy

/ʌnˈhəʊlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
not holy or sacred
2.
immoral or depraved
3.
(informal) outrageous or unnatural: an unholy alliance
Derived Forms
unholiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un holiness

unholy

adj.

Old English unhalig, "impious, profane, wicked," from un- (1) "not" + halig (see holy). Cf. Middle Dutch onheilich, Old Norse uheilagr, Danish unhellig, Swedish ohelig. In reference to actions, it is attested from late 14c. Colloquial sense of "awful, dreadful" is recorded from 1842.

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