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unhallowed

[uhn-hal-ohd] /ʌnˈhæl oʊd/
adjective
1.
not hallowed or consecrated; not regarded as holy or sacred:
unhallowed ground.
2.
impious; unholy.
3.
wicked or sinful:
unhallowed practices.
Origin of unhallowed
1000
before 1000; Middle English unhalewed, Old English unhālghod, ungehālghod; see un-1, hallowed

unhallow

[uhn-hal-oh] /ʌnˈhæl oʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to desecrate; profane.
Origin
1525-35; un-2 + hallow1
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Examples from the Web for unhallowed
Historical Examples
  • The vision of an injured wife arrested my unhallowed accents.

  • Invoke not the unhallowed spirits of the abyss; invoke the spotless synod of the Gods.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Down with that dark thought which would still try to raise its unhallowed head!

    Beyond the City Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The unhallowed passions of this great criminal had their origin also in the confessional.

  • To effect their unhallowed purpose required boldness and duplicity.

  • Edward hung at the door, wavering; the suggestion had unhallowed charms.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • This memorable "day of the sections," as it is often called, was an unhallowed day for France and French liberty.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Their delight is to increase the unhallowed circle of wretches like themselves.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Our union—you make me say it, Olivia—has been unhallowed by the Church.

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
  • All the phases of unhallowed passion are described in full detail.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for unhallowed

unhallowed

/ʌnˈhæləʊd/
adjective
1.
not consecrated or holy: unhallowed ground
2.
sinful or profane

unhallow

/ʌnˈhæləʊ/
verb
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to desecrate
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Word Origin and History for unhallowed
adj.

Old English unhalgod, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hallow.

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