Synonyms for sacredness

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

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Définition of sacredness

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.
  • noun holiness
Example sentences :
  • All sacredness and sweetness, all that was pure and brave and truthful, seemed to rest in her.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • She had also a lofty ideal of the sacredness of the marriage tie.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Rather let us reverence the privacy of man, the sacredness of his religious retreat.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • “But the person of Majesty, the sacredness of the Khalifate,” cried the 280 others.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • On my saying, "What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?"
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • They seem also to derive a sacredness from their association with the Divine Being.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • The gross and sensual recognize in her no element of sacredness.
  • Extract from : « A Positive Romance » by Edward Bellamy
  • This accounts for the universality of the name and the sacredness of its associations.
  • Extract from : « The Maya Chronicles » by Various
  • The shadow of the law, the sacredness of caste, had always guarded them.
  • Extract from : « The Highgrader » by William MacLeod Raine
  • She had been my father's wife, and the sacredness of his name shielded her from disrespect.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz

Antonyms for sacredness

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