- not religious; not practicing a religion and feeling no religious impulses or emotions.
- showing or characterized by a lack of religion.
- showing indifference or hostility to religion: irreligious statements.
Origin of irreligious
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3. profane, sacrilegious, ungodly.
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Examples from the Web for irreligious
For irreligious people, this is a potential outrage of the first order.Gay Marriage Vs. the First Amendment
August 22, 2014
He is irreligious in the conventional sense, but his world teems with beliefs.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life
August 9, 2014
“Feminism” is now unfairly associated with a certain kind of privileged, coastal, irreligious white woman.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
July 6, 2014
Akkari and Laban had long been disaffected with life in Denmark, a country they saw as louche and irreligious.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
The party of Obama is increasingly unmarried and irreligious, a shift that could help the GOP build a new majority.Why Demographic Shifts on Religion and Marriage Could Doom the Democratic Party
November 22, 2011
Father Sergius knew this common, cold, conventional, and most irreligious type.Father Sergius
I can be religious and irreligious,' he said; 'I can be anything or nothing.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
We do not want to proclaim ourselves an irreligious or a religious people.
Yezd, who succeeded his father, was a very licentious and irreligious man.The Faith of Islam
This does not imply that it is irreligious, nor unreligious, nor sacrilegious.The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul
Jirah D. Buck
- lacking in, indifferent to, or opposed to religious faith
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Word Origin and History for irreligious
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