inviolate


inviolate
I adjective complete, consecrated, free from desecration, free from impairment, hallowed, intact, intactus, integer, inviolatus, pure, sacred, sanctified, scatheless, secure, sound, spotless, stainless, unaffected by injury, unaltered, unblemished, unbroken, uncorrupted, undefiled, undestroyed, undisturbed, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unpolluted, unprofaned, unscathed, unspotted, unstained, untouched, unviolated, whole II index certain (positive), clean, definite, durable, gross (total), honest, intact, law-abiding, sacrosanct

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  • Inviolate — In*vi o*late, Inviolated In*vi o*la ted, a. [L. inviolatus. See {In } not, and {Violate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not violated; uninjured; unhurt; unbroken. [1913 Webster] His fortune of arms was still inviolate. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Not corrupted …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inviolate — (adj.) unbroken, intact, early 15c., from L. inviolatus “unhurt,” from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + violatus (see VIOLATION (Cf. violation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inviolate — sacrosanct, *sacred, inviolable Antonyms: violated Contrasted words: profaned, desecrated (see corresponding nouns at PROFANATION): polluted, defiled (see CONTAMINATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inviolate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ free from injury or violation. ORIGIN from Latin in not + violare violate …   English terms dictionary

  • inviolate — [in vī′ə lit, in vī′əlāt΄] adj. [ME < L inviolatus: see IN 2 & VIOLATE] not violated; kept sacred or unbroken inviolacy [in vī′ələ sē] n. inviolateness inviolately adv …   English World dictionary

  • inviolate — [[t]ɪnva͟ɪ͟ələt[/t]] ADJ If something is inviolate, it has not been or cannot be harmed or affected by anything. [FORMAL] We believed our love was inviolate. ...their retreat into an inviolate private domain …   English dictionary

  • inviolate — in|vi|o|late [ınˈvaıəlıt] adj formal something that is inviolate cannot be attacked, changed, or destroyed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inviolate — in|vi|o|late [ ın vaıələt ] adjective FORMAL something that is inviolate cannot be attacked or harmed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inviolate — adjective formal something that is inviolate cannot be attacked, changed, or destroyed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inviolate — adjective the insignia of the Red Cross was regarded as virtually inviolate Syn: untouchable, inviolable, safe from harm; untouched, undamaged, unhurt, unharmed, unscathed; unspoiled, unflawed, unsullied, unstained, undefiled, unprofaned, perfect …   Thesaurus of popular words


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