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English definition of “holy”

holy

adjective  /ˈhoʊ·li/ us  

holy adjective (GOOD)

considered to be pure or good because of being related to what a religion values: holy scriptures Jerusalem is a holy city to Christians, Muslims, and Jews.

holy adjective (EMPHASIS)

infml used to emphasize another word, and sometimes to avoid swearing: My nephew is a holy terror (= a child who behaves very badly).
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