ungodly


ungodly

adjective, un·god·li·er, un·god·li·est.

  1. not accepting God or a particular religious doctrine; irreligious; atheistic: an ungodly era.
  2. sinful; wicked; impious; not conforming to religious tenets or canons: an ungodly life.
  3. outrageous; shocking; dreadful; insufferable: an ungodly roar; an ungodly hour to drop in.

adjective -lier or -liest

    1. wicked; sinful
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the ungodly
  1. 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.

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