Definition of ungodly in English:

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ungodly

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈɡädlē/

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
unholy, godless, irreligious, impious, blasphemous, sacrilegious, profane;
immoral, corrupt, depraved, sinful, wicked, evil, iniquitous
1.1 informal Unreasonably early or inconvenient: I’ve been troubled by telephone calls at ungodly hours
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  • 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

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈɡädlēnəs/
noun
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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Syllabification: un·god·ly

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