unholy un*ho"ly ([u^]n*h[=o]"l[y^]), a. Not holy; unhallowed; not consecrated; hence, profane; wicked; impious. -- {un*ho"li*ly}, adv. -- {un*ho"li*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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