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1. holy

adjective. ['ˈhoʊli'] belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power.

Synonyms

  • Blessed
  • consecrated
  • holiness
  • sanctified
  • sanctity
  • consecrate
  • hallowed
  • dedicated
  • beatified
  • sanctitude
  • sacred

Antonyms

  • desecrated
  • profane
  • unholy
  • blessed

Etymology

  • holi (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce holy?

Pronounce holy as ˈhoʊli.

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Example sentences of the word holy


1. Adjective
The worshiper is overtaken by the power of the holy spirit and begins to move uncontrollably.

2. Noun, singular or mass
of fresh holy basil to 8 oz.

Quotes containing the word holy


1. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.—"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'"LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64
- Albert Einstein

2. There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Michael Leunig

3. The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
- Os Guinness

2. holy

noun. ['ˈhoʊli'] a sacred place of pilgrimage.

Synonyms

  • topographic point
  • spot
  • sanctum
  • holy place

Antonyms

  • unhappy
  • lost
  • divest
  • desecrate

Etymology

  • holi (Middle English (1100-1500))
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