synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of sacred in English

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Etymology 1

From Middle English sacred, isacred, past participle of sacren, sakeren (to make holy, hallow), equivalent to sacre +‎ -ed.


  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪkɹɪd/


sacred (comparative more sacred or sacreder, superlative most sacred or sacredest)

  1. Characterized by solemn religious ceremony or religious use, especially, in a positive sense; consecrated, made holy.
    • November 30 2016, Joe Whittle writing in The Guardian, 'We opened eyes': at Standing Rock, my fellow Native Americans make history
      Their intent was to march peacefully down a county road to DAPL headquarters, where tribal elders would pray and hold ceremony to bless the sacred sites being disturbed by pipeline construction.
    Synonyms: consecrated, hallowed
  2. Religious; relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular
  3. Spiritual; concerned with metaphysics.
  4. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  5. Not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
    Synonyms: inviolable, sacrosanct
  6. (followed by the preposition "to") Consecrated; dedicated; devoted
    Synonym: consecrated
  7. (archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
  • divine
  • godly
  • holy
  • cursed
  • damned
  • profane
  • unholy
  • ungodly
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Etymology 2


  • IPA(key): /ˈseɪkəd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪkəd



  1. simple past and past participle of sacre


  • Cerdas, Dacres, Des Arc, caders, cadres, cedars, crased, decars, e-cards, ecards, scared

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