unholy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “unholy” in the English Dictionary

"unholy" in British English

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uk   /ʌnˈhəʊ.li/  us   /-ˈhoʊ-/

unholy adjective (HARMFUL)

used to ​describe a ​combination of things when it is very ​bad, ​harmful, or ​unpleasant: Religious ​fanatics have ​formed an unholy alliance with ​rightwinggroups.

unholy adjective (UNPLEASANT)

[before noun] informal extremelyunpleasant: an unholy ​mess/​row/​noise

unholy adjective (IN RELIGION)

not ​pure or ​religious: He ​describedtheiractions as unholy.
(Definition of unholy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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