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Definition of the noun holiness

What does holiness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • holiness: holinesses
  • Holiness: Holinesses

  1. the quality of being holy
    • examples: You're mistaken. With all due respect, Your Holiness is mistaken. Christ didn't come here with Columbus. It was the Antichrist who came. The indigenous holocaust was worse than the Holocaust of WWII, not even the pope can deny that. | She felt something akin to holiness; well, she wasn't sure if it was that, but it felt like something stronger than goodness.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of holiness: sanctitude / sanctity
    • antonym of holiness: unholiness
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific word: sacredness = the quality of being sacred
    • attributes:
      • holy = belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
      • unhallowed / unholy = not hallowed or consecrated

Alternative definition of the noun holiness


  1. [countable] Used in connection with His or Your to address to the pope.


Holiness is a musical group.

  • album: "Beneath the Surface"


"Holiness" is a composition.


  1. "Holiness" is a book by Donald Nicholl.
    • genre: Inspirational
    • subjects: Salvation, Philosophy, Christianity, Theology, Religion, Christian theology
  2. "Holiness" is a book by Stephen C. Barton.
  3. "Holiness" is a book by Mark Rutland.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Holiness

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Google previewOur Master's lessons: truths pondered at Christ's feet (1862)

by Jesus Christ

Holiness is the Christian's best treasure; and it is one which the worldling cannot purchase. It is a pearl of great price; and we must sell all that we have to buy it. But the world has little skill to discern false jewels from true ones, and we are often ...

Google previewThe Homiletic Review (1901)

Holiness is a white light in the moral world. Patience we admire ; for a...

Google previewAfrican Christian Ethics (2009)

by Samuel Waje Kunhiyop

holiness is the fundamental trait required of God's people.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (1995)

by Leon Klenicki, Geoffrey Wigoder

Holiness. JEWISH. VIEW: The experience of the Holy is of two sorts — one designated by the Hebrew term kadosh (sanctity) and the other by the term kavod (glory). The former is characterized by awe, terror, transcendence; the latter by ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Holiness (kedushah). Complex concept implying a state of separation from (and elevation above) the common or profane. It denotes some relation to the sphere of the Divine and, in the ethical sense, an ideal of moral purity and perfection ...

Google previewGlobal Dictionary of Theology (2009)

A Resource for the Worldwide Church by William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

The Holiness Movement also birthed new denominations and missions organizations in the late 1800s and the early 1900s—notably the Church of the Nazarene and the Oriental Missionary Society (now OMS International), whose outreach ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America: Women and religion: methods of study and reflection (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

HOLINESS MOVEMENTS Nancy A. Hardesty HOLINESS REFERS TO the Christian doctrine and experience of “sanctification” (becoming holy or righteous) , attaining “Christian perfection,” or “perfect love.” It also came to be referred to as ...

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Worship God in the beauty of holiness / American Sign Language

Devotion for the Deaf - July 30.

Quotes about Holiness

Add virtue to your faith and,
Knowledge to your virtue;
Add temperance to your knowledge and,
Perseverance to your temperance;
Add holiness to your perseverance and,
Kindness to your holiness;
And above all things, add love to your kindness. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of H4O1L1I1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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