adjective, un·god·li·er, un·god·li·est.
- not accepting God or a particular religious doctrine; irreligious; atheistic: an ungodly era.
- sinful; wicked; impious; not conforming to religious tenets or canons: an ungodly life.
- outrageous; shocking; dreadful; insufferable: an ungodly roar; an ungodly hour to drop in.
adjective -lier or -liest
- wicked; sinful
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the ungodly
- informal unseemly; outrageous (esp in the phrase an ungodly hour)
adj.1520s, “irreligious, not god-fearing, not in accordance with the laws of God,” from un- (1) “not” + past participle of godly (adj.). Cf. Middle Dutch ongodelijc, German ungöttlich, Middle Swedish ogudhlik. Colloquial sense of “outrageous, dreadful” is recorded from 1887.