Definition of Holy man

1. Noun. Person of exceptional holiness.

Exact synonyms: Angel, Holy Person, Saint
Specialized synonyms: Buddha, Fakeer, Fakir, Faqir, Faquir
Generic synonyms: Good Person
Derivative terms: Angelical, Angelical, Angelical, Sainthood, Sainthood, Saintly, Sanctify, Sanctify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holy Man

holy cricket
holy crickets
holy cross
holy day
holy day of obligation
holy family
holy grails
holy guacamole
holy hour
holy kamoley
holy kamoly
holy mackerel
holy man (current term)
holy moley
holy moly
holy of holies
holy oil
holy order
holy orders
holy person
holy place
holy smoke
holy terror
holy thistle
holy war
holy wars

Literary usage of Holy man

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1. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"There is nothing to prevent the holy man from lighting it with a surreptitious lucifer match. But to suspect this would be blasphemy. ..."

2. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"At this point his biographer proceeds: "Whoever hears that the holy man so often ... Hun the holy man for his carnal impurity not only chided by word but ..."

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