Synonyms of sacred


1. sacred (vs. profane), divine, ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable, inspirational, inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct, numinous, quasi-religious, religious, spiritual, reverend, sublime, sacral, taboo, tabu, consecrated#1, consecrate#1, dedicated, heavenly, pious

usage: concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

2. sacred, worthy (vs. unworthy)

usage: worthy of respect or dedication; "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

3. consecrated, sacred, sanctified, holy (vs. unholy)

usage: made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; "a consecrated church"; "the sacred mosque"; "sacred elephants"; "sacred bread and wine"; "sanctified wine"

4. hallowed, sacred, holy (vs. unholy)

usage: worthy of religious veneration; "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem's hallowed soil"

5. sacred, dedicated (vs. undedicated)

usage: (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person; "a fund sacred to charity"; "a morning hour sacred to study"; "a private office sacred to the President"

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