Definition of ungodly in English:

ungodly

Syllabification: un·god·ly
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈɡädlē
 
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adjective

1Irreligious or immoral: ungodly lives of self-obsession, lust, and pleasure
More example sentences
  • If somebody wanted to sit down and have an espresso in a cafe, they shouldn't have to do it in the same place where people were doing such immoral and ungodly things as having a beer.
  • Gore has chosen to respond to the Republican attempts to portray the Clinton administration as immoral and ungodly by moving even farther to the right.
  • But vilifying a group, saying that they are evil, ungodly, unnatural or conspiring to take over the world is not sufficient.
Synonyms
1.1 informal Unreasonably early or inconvenient: I’ve been troubled by telephone calls at ungodly hours
More example sentences
  • You spend the ungodly early hours of the morning writing about hope for a world beyond empire, beyond greed, beyond humanity's frailty.
  • Well, Elgin would have been forced into rising with the milkman had they departed Moray at some ungodly hour for an earlier start.
  • The hour of Franklin's bedtime is directly proportional to the ungodly early hour he wakes up in the morning.
Synonyms
unreasonable, unsocial, antisocial, unearthly, godforsaken

Derivatives

ungodliness

noun
More example sentences
  • Paul neither gives motivation for these sins nor offers a hierarchy of them: ‘all ungodliness and wickedness’.
  • Repentance must come every day as soon as you have acknowledged that you have done something wrong, and not after you spend two whole months in carnality and ungodliness.
  • Is opposition to Howard government policies tantamount to ungodliness?

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