One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Indifferent or hostile to religion.
- ‘Ilse was Lutheran, but seemed fairly unreligious and hardly ever attended church.’
- ‘Her attempts to rework them for modern consideration are decidedly unreligious.’
- ‘Mr. Malter informs Reuven that Jack Rose, an unreligious, secular Jew has made a large contribution to the Jewish National Fund and that many more Jews like him will now begin attending synagogue more often.’
- ‘This idea of legalizing shame in the name of God seems very unspiritual, even deeply unreligious to millions of Americans.’
- ‘‘Was I raised Jewish? ‘she demands of her unreligious mother.’’
- ‘Well the interesting thing about the Marquis de Sade of course, is that his world is littered with Cardinals and Priests and Abbes, so it's not completely unreligious.’
- ‘Probably it would be the most unreligious person in the village who would come forward to kill the tiger.’
- ‘You might be Wiccan or Pagan, either that or you're unreligious.’
- ‘This story is a very unreligious portrayal of the gospel.’
- ‘It shows that he consistently misunderstood Iraqi Shiites as non-ideological and unreligious, contrasting them to Iranian Shiites.’
- 1.1 Not connected with religion.
- ‘The genial tone and resolutely unreligious perspective do, however, produce a certain leveling effect.’
- ‘I chose the name Larry because it was the most unreligious name I could come up with.’
- ‘An important characteristic of the carvings is that they include many unreligious moral stories besides sculptures of the Buddha.’
- ‘He argues that "the new art is condemned precisely because it is unreligious and an example of a pagan life-attitude which will ultimately compete with the Christian".’
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