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Holy vs. Holi

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Holyadjective

Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.

‘I'm planning to visit the holy city of Jerusalem this Christmas.’;

Holi

Holi ( ) is a popular ancient Indian festival, also known as the , the , and the . The festival celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna.

‘Festival of Love’; ‘Festival of Colours’; ‘Festival of Spring’;

Holyadjective

Revered in a religion.

Holyadjective

Perfect or flawless.

Holyadjective

Separated or set apart from (something unto something or someone else).

Holyadjective

Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.

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Holyadjective

(slang) Used as an intensifier in various interjections.

‘Holy cow, I can’t believe he actually lost the race!’; ‘Those children next door are holy terrors!’;

Holynoun

(archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in Holy of Holies.

Holyadjective

Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use; holy vessels; a holy priesthood.

Holyadjective

Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God.

‘Now through her round of holy thoughtThe Church our annual steps has brought.’;

Holynoun

a sacred place of pilgrimage

Holyadjective

belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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Holyadjective

dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred

‘the holy month of Ramadan’; ‘the Holy Bible’;

Holyadjective

(of a person) devoted to the service of God

‘saints and holy men’;

Holyadjective

morally and spiritually excellent

‘I do not lead a holy life’;

Holyadjective

used in exclamations of surprise or dismay

‘holy smoke!’;

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