sacred

Something sacred is holy, devoted to a religious ceremony, or simply worthy of awe and respect. Jerusalem is a sacred place for many religions, just as Fenway is a sacred place for Red Sox fans.

Sacred is an adjective used to describe a person or thing worthy of worship or declared holy. It usually appears in a religious context, but an object or place set aside for a particular purpose can also be sacred. Sacred spaces and items are intended to be treated with care and respect — even if it's just your shrine to Brad Pitt.

DEFINITIONS OF: sacred

1

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

“the sacred mosque”
sacred elephants”
sacred bread and wine”
Synonyms:
consecrated, sanctified
holy
belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

adj worthy of religious veneration

“the sacred name of Jesus”
Synonyms:
hallowed
holy
belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

adj concerned with religion or religious purposes

sacred texts”
sacred rites”
sacred music”
Synonyms
consecrate, consecrated, dedicated
solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
heavenly
of or belonging to heaven or god
pious
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
divine
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable
too sacred to be uttered
inspirational
imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul
inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct
must be kept sacred
numinous
evincing the presence of a deity
quasi-religious
resembling something that is religious
religious, spiritual
concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
reverend, sublime
worthy of adoration or reverence
sacral
of or relating to sacred rites
taboo, tabu
forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
Antonyms:
profane, secular
not concerned with or devoted to religion
earthly
of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
impious
lacking piety or reverence for a god
laic, lay, secular
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
profanatory
profaning or tending to desecrate
secular, temporal, worldly
characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
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adj worthy of respect or dedication

“saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling”
Synonyms
worthy
having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

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

“a fund sacred to charity”
“a morning hour sacred to study”
“a private office sacred to the President”
Synonyms
dedicated
devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
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