Holy vs Sabbatarian - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between holy and sabbatarian

is that holy is naked while sabbatarian is of or pertaining to the sabbath, or the tenets of sabbatarians.

As a noun sabbatarian is

a person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("saturday", the israelite or jewish sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the decalogue, such as an orthodox jew, seventh-day adventist, seventh day baptist, a member of the church of god (seventh day); a sabbath-keeper, a saturday-keeper.

holy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.
  • I'm planning to visit the holy city of Mecca this Ramadan.
  • Revered in a religion.
  • Perfect or flawless.
  • Separated or set apart from (something unto something or someone else).
  • Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.
  • (slang) Used as an intensifier in various interjections.
  • Holy cow, I can’t believe he actually lost the race!

    Synonyms

    * (dedicated to a religious purpose or a god) sacred * (revered in a religion) sacred * faultless, flawless, perfect * (separated or set apart from something) sanctified * (set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose) reserved, special

    Antonyms

    * (dedicated to a religious purpose or a god) * (revered in a religion) profane, secular, unholy, worldly * damaged, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect * (separated or set apart from something) * (set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose) common

    Derived terms

    * holiest of holies * holiness * holy cats * holy cow * holy crap * Holy Ghost * Holy Grail * Holy of Holies * holy mackerel * holy moly, holy moley * holy Moses * holy mother of God * Holy See * holy shit * holy smoke * holy snakes * Holy Spirit * holy Toledo * Holy Trinity * holy war * holy water * Holy Week

    Noun

    (holies)
  • (archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in (Holy of Holies).
  • * Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art (1882) p. 146:
  • The holy of holies, a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.

    Derived terms

    * holiest of holies * Holy of Holies

    sabbatarian

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sabbatarian, sabbatharian,Sabbatharian

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("Saturday", the Israelite or Jewish Sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the Decalogue, such as an Orthodox Jew, Seventh-day Adventist, Seventh Day Baptist, a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day); a Sabbath-keeper, a Saturday-keeper.
  • A person who regards and keeps the first day of the week as holy and often considers it as a replacement for the seventh-day Sabbath, a Sunday-keeper.
  • A person who favors the strict observance of the Sabbath (either the seventh day or first day of the week).
  • A member of a non-Jewish religious sect originating in Russia distinguished by observance of Jewish rites and festivals including Saturday as the day of rest.
  • Derived terms

    * sabbatarianism, Sabbatarianism

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.