Meaning of ungodly in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈɡɒdli/

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adjectiveadjective ungodlier, adjective ungodliest

  • 1Irreligious or immoral.

    ‘ungodly lives of lust and pleasure’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some ungodly evil force stepped in, intent on bringing about his death.’
    • ‘We are a godly people, which makes our enemies ungodly, even demonic.’
    • ‘Furthermore, I will never bring myself to describe such an intense and ungodly sight as this abomination of evil.’
    • ‘There's something ungodly about it.’
    • ‘This ungodly revelation seems to fly in the face of his Christian faith.’
    • ‘Apart from scandals that have rocked the sacred houses, there is an increase in the ungodly activities of the men of the pulpit and some of their flock.’
    • ‘I'm enraged by this ungodly act and my heart breaks for these families.’
    • ‘He was frequently appalled by the boorish and ungodly behavior he witnessed.’
    • ‘They are wicked, ungodly sinners.’
    • ‘He described the attack as wicked and ungodly.’
    unholy, godless, irreligious, impious, blasphemous, sacrilegious, profane, heathen, pagan, atheistic, non-theistic, irreverent
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  • 2 informal Unreasonably early or inconvenient.

    • ‘I've been troubled by telephone calls at ungodly hours’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No, really, he did say this, but only because this writer forced him to say it at an ungodly early hour.’
    • ‘I yawned as we sat, waiting for a plane ungodly early that morning.’
    • ‘Unless you have the dubious pleasure of living right next door to an airport one of the biggest downsides of going on holiday is catching a flight at an ungodly hour of the day.’
    • ‘At some ungodly hour, Lutherans from all over the neighbourhood are summarily summoned to church by an extended barrage of random, vigorous and tuneless clanging.’
    • ‘A flunky turned up with a fleet of coaches at some ungodly hour of the morning, and after an endless drive into the countryside, we were herded into an aircraft hangar in the middle of nowhere.’
    • ‘Now, it is at this ungodly hour that I intended to book a date for my medical examination (if not for the frailties of technology).’
    • ‘Is that really you posting at ungodly hours of the night?’
    • ‘With your music and a recording studio at home, how do your neighbours react while you belt out music (and we all know you do it at an ungodly hour)?’
    • ‘And though most students may pour scorn on those who peel themselves out of bed at some ungodly hour to do the bidding of some midget cox, one must admire their strength.’
    • ‘Most of Philip's cheese comes from the west country, and once a month he gets up at the ungodly hour of 4.30 am for a round trip of the region in his refrigerated van.’
    • ‘Still, the prospect of turning up in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, at the ungodly hour of 4am provoked anxiety.’
    • ‘I live in an historically apathetic precinct, so I was surprised to see so many people there at such an ungodly hour.’
    • ‘Another sign that Christmas was coming was when we were woken up at a seemingly ungodly hour of the morning when it was still pitch black and freezing!’
    • ‘We set out at 5am, an ungodly hour for most people, but prime time for a morning person like myself.’
    • ‘The girls are failing to make the transition and keep waking up in a cranky state at some ungodly hour that starts with a 5.’
    • ‘They live on the margins, working ungodly hours on below minimum wages, almost not breathing in order to avoid detection.’
    • ‘Drawing the short straw, Beattie was charged with leaving the hotel at an ungodly six o'clock in the morning to plug the van's parking meter.’
    unreasonable, preposterous, abnormal, extraordinary, absurd, ridiculous, horrendous, outrageous, unheard of
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