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irreligious

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adjective ir·re·li·gious \-ˈli-jəs\

Simple Definition of irreligious

  • : not believing in or practicing any religion

  • : having or showing a lack of respect for religion

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of irreligious

  1. 1 :  neglectful of religion :  lacking religious emotions, doctrines, or practices <so irreligious that they exploit popular religion for professional purposes — G. B. Shaw>

  2. 2 :  indicating lack of religion

irreligiously

adverb

Examples of irreligious in a sentence

  1. <raised in an irreligious family where the subject of God was never even discussed>



15th Century

First Known Use of irreligious

15th century



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