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Indifferent or hostile to religion:‘an irreligious man’
atheistic, unbelieving, non-believing, non-theistic, agnostic, sceptical, heretical, faithless, godless, ungodly, unholy, impious, profane, infidel, barbarian, barbarous, heathen, heathenish, idolatrous, paganimmoral, wicked, sinful, morally wrong, evil, bad, iniquitous, corrupt, unrighteous, sacrilegious, blasphemous, irreverent, depraved, degenerate, reprobate, vice-ridden, debauched, dissolute, perverted, dissipated, intemperate, decadent, unprincipled, erring, fallen, impure, sullied, taintedpeccable, nullifidianView synonyms
- ‘I am so irreligious that atheism seems a religion to me.’
- ‘Nietzsche was perhaps the most colorful of the irreligious critics of the modern hopes for an individualistic morality that is applicable to all.’
- ‘Between a religious person and irreligious person there are many common meeting points which we require to explore ’, he observed.’
- ‘I have many friends, both deeply religious and deeply irreligious, whom I much respect.’
- ‘Shetland is the most irreligious place in the UK.’
- ‘Even if a person has left the Jewish fold, or is completely irreligious, it is still forbidden to help or cause him to sin.’
- ‘The danger is not religion but fanaticism, which can equally be displayed by atheist communists and by irreligious nationalists.’
- ‘There are those who take the cover of religion to commit irreligious acts.’
- ‘Twenty years later, Justice Joseph Story likewise wrote that a father could lose his rights for ‘atheistical and irreligious principles.’’
- ‘Our differences - male or female, religious or irreligious, rich or poor - matter not at all.’
- ‘Governments gradually granted equal civil status to those holding a variety of religious and irreligious beliefs - a key condition for creating secular states.’
- ‘A traditionalist might easily jump to the conclusion that the show's second half is irreligious.’
- ‘The Czech Republic is largely irreligious, but the Slovak Republic is predominantly Roman Catholic.’
- ‘I have described the recent war in Bosnia and Croatia as a religious war fought by irreligious people.’
- ‘Apparently it's a book of ‘extraordinary power’ which Dr. Williams hopes will spread ‘in epidemic profusion through religious and irreligious alike’.’
- ‘Does that mean that they're irreligious or are they not spiritual?’
- ‘When three fourths of the whole world become irreligious, the situation is converted into hell for the animals.’
- ‘In an irreligious society, capital punishment teaches something else: that the state has absolute power over life.’
- ‘Peter said that the drama, shot in a documentary style, was more irreligious than religious.’
- ‘People, religious and irreligious, are correct to insist that we practise what we preach.’
Late Middle English: from Latin irreligiosus, from in- not + religiosus (see religious).
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