noun, plural re·li·gious.
Origin of religious
Examples from the Web for antireligious
As an atheist, his antireligious tract, God Is Not Great, is elegant but derivative.
Not even visits from Uncle Ingemar could make him change his antireligious ways.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
And this purpose was a religious one—that of counteracting the antireligious developments of Science.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
And as antireligious as they both were, they came to church and ordered a church service for Brightman.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for antireligious (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for antireligious (2 of 2)
- pious; devout; godly
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the religious
Word Origin and History for antireligious
c.1200, "devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion," from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning "pertaining to religion" is from 1530s. Transferred sense of "scrupulous, exact" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.