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

Definition of irreligion

: the quality or state of being irreligious

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Other Words from irreligion

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

Examples of irreligion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a limited constituency in America, at best, for militant irreligion, a key element in the Radical Enlightenment outlook. William Anthony Hay, WSJ, "‘The Enlightenment That Failed’ Review: Downfall of the Radicals," 24 Jan. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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