ungodly
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʌnˈɡɒdli/
  • (GA) IPA: /ʌnˈɡɑdli/
Adjective

ungodly

  1. Of a person: lack#Verb|lacking reverence for God; of an action: not in accordance with God's will#Noun|will or religious teaching#Noun|teachings.
    Synonyms: impious, irreligious, irreverent
    Antonyms: godly, observant, pious, reverent
  2. Immoral, sinful, or wicked#Adjective|wicked.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:evil, Thesaurus:immoral
    Antonyms: Thesaurus:virtuous
    People often turn to ungodly ideas as an emotional response to trauma.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 1:5–6 ↗:
      Therefore the vngodly shall not stand in the iudgement, nor sinners in the Congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the vngodly shall perish.
  3. (informal) Extreme; unreasonable.
    Synonyms: dreadful, indecent, outrageous
    We had to start our journey at an ungodly hour.
Translations Translations Adverb

ungodly

  1. (obsolete) In an impious, irreverent, or ungodly manner; ungodlily. [16th–17th c.]



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