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1. sacred

adjective. ['ˈseɪkrəd, ˈseɪkrɪd'] concerned with religion or religious purposes.

Synonyms

  • unutterable
  • unnameable
  • religious
  • unspeakable
  • inviolate
  • consecrate
  • inviolable
  • quasi-religious
  • dedicated
  • taboo
  • reverend
  • numinous
  • sacrosanct
  • sacral
  • sublime
  • spiritual
  • ineffable
  • heavenly
  • consecrated
  • pious
  • inspirational
  • tabu

Antonyms

  • earthly
  • profane
  • desecrated
  • eremite

Etymology

  • sacred (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Sacred

  • alfred
  • allred
  • alred
  • hundred
  • kindred
  • manfred
  • mildred

Example sentences of the word sacred


1. Adjective
During the seven days, the tribe would light a fire from the sacred coals.

2. Verb, past participle
This is a relationship most people hold sacred.

Quotes containing the word sacred


1. Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

2. Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
- Abraham Lincoln

3. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. sacred

adjective. ['ˈseɪkrəd, ˈseɪkrɪd'] made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use.

Synonyms

  • holy
  • consecrated

Antonyms

  • inglorious
  • subhuman
  • expressible

Etymology

  • sacred (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. sacred

adjective. ['ˈseɪkrəd, ˈseɪkrɪd'] worthy of respect or dedication.

Antonyms

  • cenobite

Etymology

  • sacred (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. sacred

adjective. ['ˈseɪkrəd, ˈseɪkrɪd'] (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person.

Antonyms

  • layman

Etymology

  • sacred (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. sacred

adjective. ['ˈseɪkrəd, ˈseɪkrɪd'] worthy of religious veneration.

Synonyms

  • hallowed

Antonyms

  • communicative
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • sacred (Middle English (1100-1500))
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