What is another word for irreligious?

Pronunciation: [ɪɹɪlˈɪd͡ʒəs] (IPA)

The word "irreligious" refers to the lack of religious beliefs or practices. Some synonyms for this word include atheistic, agnostic, nonbelieving, secular, and unbelieving. Atheistic suggests an explicit rejection of the existence of a deity. Agnostic suggests an attitude of unsureness about the existence of a deity or religious truth. Nonbelieving suggests the absence of religious beliefs. Secular implies a separation of religion from everyday life. Unbelieving suggests a lack of acceptance of religious doctrine. All of these words describe individuals who do not follow religious practices or beliefs, but they vary in their connotations and implications.

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What are the hypernyms for Irreligious?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for irreligious?

The word "irreligious" is often used to describe someone who is not religious or lacks a belief in a higher power. Its antonyms, on the other hand, refer to individuals or things that are deeply rooted in spirituality, faith, or religion. Some of the antonyms for "irreligious" include devout, pious, spiritual, faithful, godly, and religious. These words carry positive connotations and can be used to describe religious leaders, devoted worshippers, and individuals who are deeply connected to their faith. It is important to note that the antonyms for "irreligious" do not necessarily imply a specific religion or belief system, but rather a strong connection and devotion to a higher power.

What are the antonyms for Irreligious?

Usage examples for Irreligious

He told me that he had been a man in years long before his uncle had acknowledged him as one; and that from his school days to that hour, his uncle's roof had been a sanctuary to him from the contagion of the irreligious and dissolute.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
I can say nothing from myself, as I have not read one single speech, except that I cannot bear the humiliating exclusion of any kind of useful knowledge from a University out of false consideration for religious or irreligious scruples.
MacCarthy, Desmond
Some of them have the misfortune to have irreligious masters, and hardly any of them are so happy as to be furnished with these assistances for their improvement.
"Thoughts on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of this Country"
William Swan Plumer

Famous quotes with Irreligious

  • A few important Muslim leaders regretted that Australian society, as they experienced it, defied their beliefs and preachings. In their eyes it was decadent and irreligious. And yet one century earlier, a host of Australian churchgoers would have agreed with the mainstream Muslim suspicion of alcohol, drugs, pornography, party-going, scantily clad women, blasphemous language, suicide, homosexuality and the Sabbath. It was the Christians who, in the following four generations, relaxed their views on these social questions. They became more tolerant at a time when sections of Islam were becoming less tolerant.
    Geoffrey Blainey
  • besides condemning Galileo in 1630 — as science goes on repeating to us every day — it condemned anarchists, not atheists. None of the astronomers were irreligious men; all of them made a point of magnifying God through his works; a form of science which did their religion no credit.
    Henry Adams
  • To-day alone was real. Never was man brought into contact with reality save through the evanescent emotions and sensations of that single moment, that infinitesimal fraction of a second, which was passing now — and it was in the insignificance of this moment, precisely, that religious persons must believe.That was why all art, which strove to make the sensations of a moment soul-satisfying, was dimly felt to be irreligious. For art performed what religion only promised.
    James Branch Cabell
  • For though ours is a godless age, it is the very opposite of irreligious. The true believer is everywhere on the march, and both by converting and antagonizing he is shaping the world in his own image. And whether we are to line up with him or against him, it is well that we should know all we can concerning his nature and potentialities.
    Eric Hoffer
  • Citizens of a Jeffersonian democracy can be as religious or irreligious as they please as long as they are not “fanatical.” That is, they must abandon or modify opinion on matters of ultimate importance, the opinions that may hitherto have given sense and point to their lives, if these opinions entail public actions that cannot be justified to most of their fellow citizens.
    Richard Rorty

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