Un holy

unholy

[uhn-hoh-lee]
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:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English unhālig (cognate with Dutch onheilig, Old Norse ūheilagr). See un-1, holy

unholiness, noun
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unholy (ʌnˈhəʊlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  not holy or sacred
2.  immoral or depraved
3.  informal outrageous or unnatural: an unholy alliance
 
un'holiness
 
n

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unholy
O.E. unhalig, "impious, profane, wicked," from un- (1) "not" + halig (see holy). Cf. M.Du. onheilich, O.N. uheilagr, Dan. unhellig, Swed. ohelig. In ref. to actions, it is attested from 1382. Colloquial sense of "awful, dreadful" is recorded from 1842.
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