Synonyms for sacred

Grammar : Adj
Spell : sey-krid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈseɪ krɪd

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Définition of sacred

Origin :
  • late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.
  • Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.
  • adj holy, blessed
  • adj protected
Example sentences :
  • Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • After they had withdrawn, no other footsteps approached the sacred place.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • And the sacred "ordinance," with all other proprieties, was left in ruins that day.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It is only the true lover to whom the breathing form is as sacred as the breathless.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • We are charged with the sacred duty of making their path as smooth and easy as we can.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • She went about looking at things, curious, touching them softly as if they were sacred.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • But that pupil had a better protection in the sacred ambition stirring in her.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It is a curious question why sacred song should so often be dull and commonplace.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Before the time of the Maccabees there was no canon of sacred books.
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • They knew very well that this was their Sacred Stone and that the priests had deceived them.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin

Antonyms for sacred

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