Synonyms for SACREDˈseɪ krɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacred(adj)

    concerned with religion or religious purposes

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    laic, lay, unworthy, secular, undedicated, unhallowed, unholy, profane, profanatory

  2. sacred(adj)

    worthy of respect or dedication

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    profanatory, unhallowed, secular, laic, unholy, undedicated, unworthy, profane, lay

  3. consecrated, sacred, sanctified(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, sanctified, hallowed, dedicated, consecrate, sacred

    Antonyms:
    lay, unholy, undedicated, profanatory, secular, unhallowed, unworthy, laic, profane

  4. hallowed, sacred(adj)

    worthy of religious veneration

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, sanctified, hallowed, sacred

    Antonyms:
    undedicated, unholy, profanatory, secular, laic, unhallowed, lay, profane, unworthy

  5. sacred(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    consecrated, hallowed, sanctified

    Antonyms:
    unholy, laic, undedicated, secular, profane, unworthy, lay, profanatory, unhallowed

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. sacred

    Sacred is applied to that which is to be regarded as inviolable on any account, and so is not restricted to divine things; therefore in its lower applications it is less than holy. That which is sacred may be made so by institution, decree, or association; that which is holy is so by its own nature, possessing intrinsic moral purity, and, in the highest sense, absolute moral perfection. God is holy; his commands are sacred. Holy may be applied also to that which is hallowed; as, "the place whereon thou standest is holy ground," Ex. iii, 5. In such use holy is more than sacred, as if the very qualities of a spiritual or divine presence were imparted to the place or object. Divine has been used with great looseness, as applying to anything eminent or admirable, in the line either of goodness or of mere power, as to eloquence, music, etc., but there is a commendable tendency to restrict the word to its higher sense, as designating that which belongs to or is worthy of the Divine Being. Compare PERFECT; PURE.

    Synonyms:
    blessed, consecrated, devoted, divine, hallowed, holy, saintly, set apart

    Antonyms:
    abominable, common, cursed, impure, polluted, secular, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified, wicked, worldly

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