What is another word for clergyman?

Pronunciation: [klˈɜːd͡ʒɪmən] (IPA)

When you think of a clergyman, you may immediately picture a priest or a minister. However, there are many other synonyms for this word that may be used to describe religious leaders. Some additional synonyms for clergyman include pastor, reverend, cleric, prelate, vicar, and chaplain. These terms may be used interchangeably depending on the denomination and the specific religious role being discussed. While many of these synonyms may be associated with Christianity, there are also equivalent terms within other religions, such as an Imam in Islam or a Rabbi in Judaism. The use of these different synonyms can help us communicate more effectively about the various roles within religious communities.

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What are the hypernyms for Clergyman?

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What are the opposite words for clergyman?

The antonyms for the word "clergyman" are non-religious, nonbeliever, layman, and secular. A non-religious person refers to someone who is not affiliated with any religious organization or belief. A nonbeliever is someone who does not believe in any religion, spirituality or deity. A layman is a member of a congregation who is not ordained or trained in religious practices. A secular person is one who is not connected with any religious group or activity. These antonyms are used to distinguish people who are not part of the clergy and do not involve themselves in religious practices.

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Usage examples for Clergyman

It was surely his place, as the clergyman of the parish, to go up to Rede Place and offer his sincere condolences to the bereaved husband.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Richard Day, John Day's clergyman son.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
Thus this one-sided view of the facts in the case so moulded public sentiment in this conservative part of New England, that he even obtained a certificate from my own dear father, a retired orthodox clergyman in Sunderland, Massachusetts, that, so far as he knew, he had treated his daughter generally with propriety!!
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Clergyman

  • Some will have to cease thinking of the Church as a memorial association for a deceased clergyman called Christ.
    Stephen Bayne
  • There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
    Henry Fielding
  • An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
    Vincent Van Gogh
  • Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer.
    William Hull
  • Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
    George MacDonald

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