- 1connected with God or a god; considered to be holy a sacred image/shrine/temple sacred music Cows are sacred to Hindus.
- 2very important and treated with great respect synonym sacrosanct Human life must always be sacred. For journalists nothing is sacred (= they can write about anything). Some companies offer five-year plans but there is nothing sacred about this length of time (= it can be changed).
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noun [uncountable] see also sanctity