sacred - definition and synonyms


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  1. 2
    considered to be holy or connected with God in a special way

    Jerusalem is sacred to Christians, Muslims, and Jews.

    sacred ground

  2. 3
    so important that you should not change, question, or criticize it

    He has violated one of the profession’s most sacred rules.

    We make jokes about everything – nothing is sacred.

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noun [uncountable]