irreligious

[ ir-i-lij-uhs ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈlɪdʒ əs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of irreligious

From the Latin word irreligiōsus, dating back to 1555–65. See ir-2, religious

OTHER WORDS FROM irreligious

ir·re·li·gious·ly, adverbir·re·li·gious·ness, ir·re·lig·i·os·i·ty [ir-i-lij-ee-os-i-tee], /ˌɪr ɪˌlɪdʒ iˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH irreligious

irreligious , sacrilegious, unreligious.
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British Dictionary definitions for irreligious

irreligious
/ (ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs) /

adjective

lacking in, indifferent to, or opposed to religious faith

Derived forms of irreligious

irreligiously, adverbirreligiousness, noun
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