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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hallowed (adjective)
1.
- holy consecrated the church stands on hallowed ground
2.
- sacred revered the university's hallowed halls hallowed customs
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hallowed (adjective)
1.
deserving honor and respect especially by reason of age
SYNONIMS:
hallowed, revered, reverend, sacred, venerated
RELATED WORDS:
honorable, reputable, respectable; considered, esteemed, honored, respected, reverenced; admirable, distinguished, estimable, redoubtable, worthy; good, moral, noble, righteous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, infamous, loose, notorious, shameful; immoral, seamy, shadowy, shady, sordid, unsavory, vile, wicked; base, contemptible, despicable, detestable, dirty, low, mean, wretched
hallowed (adjective)
2.
set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God
SYNONIMS:
blessed ( blest), consecrate, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified
RELATED WORDS:
adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped ( worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scriptural
NEAR ANTONYMS:
nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldly
deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed
hallowed (adjective)
3.
not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with
SYNONIMS:
hallowed, holy, inviolable, sacrosanct, unassailable, untouchable
RELATED WORDS:
inviolate, pure; privileged, protected, secure, shielded; exempt, immune
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious
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