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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. adjective
    made, 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
  2. adjective
    worthy of religious veneration
    “the sacred name of Jesus”
    synonyms: hallowed
    holy
    belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
  3. adjective
    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
    having to 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
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    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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  4. adjective
    worthy of respect or dedication
    “saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling”
    Synonyms:
    worthy
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
  5. adjective
    (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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