inviolate

  • 1 Inviolate — In*vi o*late, Inviolated In*vi o*la ted, a. [L. inviolatus. See {In } not, and {Violate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not violated; uninjured; unhurt; unbroken. [1913 Webster] His fortune of arms was still inviolate. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Not corrupted …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inviolate — I adjective complete, consecrated, free from desecration, free from impairment, hallowed, intact, intactus, integer, inviolatus, pure, sacred, sanctified, scatheless, secure, sound, spotless, stainless, unaffected by injury, unaltered,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 inviolate — (adj.) unbroken, intact, early 15c., from L. inviolatus “unhurt,” from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + violatus (see VIOLATION (Cf. violation)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 inviolate — sacrosanct, *sacred, inviolable Antonyms: violated Contrasted words: profaned, desecrated (see corresponding nouns at PROFANATION): polluted, defiled (see CONTAMINATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 inviolate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ free from injury or violation. ORIGIN from Latin in not + violare violate …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 inviolate — [in vī′ə lit, in vī′əlāt΄] adj. [ME < L inviolatus: see IN 2 & VIOLATE] not violated; kept sacred or unbroken inviolacy [in vī′ələ sē] n. inviolateness inviolately adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 inviolate — [[t]ɪnva͟ɪ͟ələt[/t]] ADJ If something is inviolate, it has not been or cannot be harmed or affected by anything. [FORMAL] We believed our love was inviolate. ...their retreat into an inviolate private domain …

    English dictionary

  • 8 inviolate — in|vi|o|late [ınˈvaıəlıt] adj formal something that is inviolate cannot be attacked, changed, or destroyed …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 inviolate — in|vi|o|late [ ın vaıələt ] adjective FORMAL something that is inviolate cannot be attacked or harmed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 inviolate — adjective formal something that is inviolate cannot be attacked, changed, or destroyed …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 inviolate — adjective the insignia of the Red Cross was regarded as virtually inviolate Syn: untouchable, inviolable, safe from harm; untouched, undamaged, unhurt, unharmed, unscathed; unspoiled, unflawed, unsullied, unstained, undefiled, unprofaned, perfect …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 inviolate — UK [ɪnˈvaɪələt] / US adjective formal something that is inviolate cannot be attacked or harmed …

    English dictionary

  • 13 inviolate — adjective Date: 15th century not violated or profaned; especially pure • inviolately adverb • inviolateness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 inviolate — inviolacy /in vuy euh leuh see/, inviolateness, n. inviolately, adv. /in vuy euh lit, layt /, adj. 1. free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage. 2. undisturbed; untouched. 3. unbroken. 4. not infringed. [1375 142 …

    Universalium

  • 15 inviolate — adjective /ɪnˈvaɪ.ə.lət,ɪnˈvaɪ.əʊˌleɪt/ a) Not violated; free from violation or hurt of any kind; secure against violation or impairment. b) Incorruptible. See Also: inviolately, inviolateness …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 inviolate — Synonyms and related words: Christian, abiding, awesome, awful, blameless, bright, changeless, clean, constant, continuing, creditable, decent, divine, durable, enduring, erect, estimable, ethical, fair, faultless, firm, fixed, flawless, fresh,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 inviolate — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unbroken, intact, untouched; see perfect 2 , whole 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 inviolate — in·vi·o·late || ɪn vaɪəlÉ™t adj. not violated, not desecrated, unharmed, untouched …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 inviolate — [ɪn vʌɪələt] adjective free from injury or violation. Derivatives inviolacy noun inviolately adverb Origin ME: from L. inviolatus, from in not + violare violate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 inviolate — a. 1. Unbroken, unviolated. 2. Unhurt, uninjured, unprofaned, unpolluted, unstained, stainless. 3. Sacred, inviolable …

    New dictionary of synonyms