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English adjective: sacred

1. sacred concerned with religion or religious purposes


SamplesSacred texts.
Sacred rites.
Sacred music.


Similardivine, ineffable, inspirational, inviolable, inviolate, numinous, quasi-religious, religious, reverend, sacral, sacrosanct, spiritual, sublime, taboo, tabu, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable


See alsoconsecrate, consecrated, dedicated, heavenly, pious


Antonymsprofane, secular

2. sacred worthy of respect or dedication


SamplesSaw motherhood as woman's sacred calling.


Similarworthy


Antonymsunworthy

3. sacred made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use


SamplesA consecrated church.
The sacred mosque.
Sacred elephants.
Sacred bread and wine.
Sanctified wine.


Synonymsconsecrated, sanctified


Similarholy


Antonymsunhallowed, unholy

4. sacred worthy of religious veneration


SamplesThe sacred name of Jesus.
Jerusalem's hallowed soil.


Synonymshallowed


Similarholy


Antonymsunhallowed, unholy

5. sacred (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person


SamplesA fund sacred to charity.
A morning hour sacred to study.
A private office sacred to the President.


Similardedicated


Antonymsundedicated









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