irreligion

noun
ir·​re·​li·​gion | \ ˌir-i-ˈli-jən How to pronounce irreligion (audio) \

Definition of irreligion

: the quality or state of being irreligious

Other Words from irreligion

irreligionist \ ˌir-​i-​ˈlij-​nist How to pronounce irreligion (audio) , -​ˈli-​jə-​ \ noun

Examples of irreligion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thus, Western irreligion defines a society whose members are unable to approach or wonder about God and the truth about themselves because religion and faith don’t seem real or possible. Richard M. Reinsch Ii, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Epstein’s ascent aligns with an uptick in irreligion across the US and at Harvard over the past several decades. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Aug. 2021 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 The price of being able to advocate your beliefs and practice your religion, or your irreligion, is that people with starkly incompatible beliefs and gods are able to do the same. Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of irreligion

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irreligion

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin irreligion-, irreligio, from Latin in- + religion-, religio religion

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“Irreligion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irreligion. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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