What is another word for Laodicean?

231 synonyms found


[ lˌe͡ɪəda͡ɪsˈi͡ən], [ lˌe‍ɪəda‍ɪsˈi‍ən], [ l_ˌeɪ_ə_d_aɪ_s_ˈiə_n]

Laodicean means indifferent or apathetic, especially in religious matters. Synonyms for laodicean include indifferent, lukewarm, apathetic, nonchalant, uninterested, disinterested, unconcerned, unresponsive, blase, phlegmatic, lethargic, unemotional, unfeeling, stolid, insensible, and numb. These words describe someone who lacks passion or zeal, and who shows disinterest in matters that should command genuine concern. Laodicean is often used in a religious context, but it can also be used to describe someone who is indifferent or apathetic in any context. Using synonyms can enrich your language and help you avoid the repetition of words.

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Usage examples for Laodicean

After his arrival in Scotland, he wrote to his Dieppe congregation, upbraiding them for their Laodicean laxity in permitting idolatry to co-exist with true religion in their town.
"John Knox and the Reformation"
Andrew Lang
It is commonly said that no man was ever converted by argument, but there is a single one which will make any Laodicean in England, let him be once love-sick, wear prayer-books and become a zealous Episcopalian-the argument that his sweetheart can be seen from his pew.
"Desperate Remedies"
Thomas Hardy
Their wrath had been heated to such a temperature that what everybody else would have called boiling zeal seemed to them Laodicean lukewarmness.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)"
Thomas Babington Macaulay

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