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unholy adj
1 not hallowed or consecrated [syn: unhallowed] [ant: holy]
2 extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces" [syn: demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic]
3 having committed unrighteous acts; "a sinful person" [syn: sinful, wicked] [also: unholiest, unholier]

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  1. Something that is evil, impure, or otherwise perverted.



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