Definition of irreligious
1 : neglectful of religion : lacking religious emotions, doctrines, or practices so irreligious that they exploit popular religion for professional purposes — G. B. Shaw
2 : indicating lack of religion
Examples of irreligious in a Sentence
raised in an irreligious family where the subject of God was never even discussed
Recent Examples of irreligious from the Web
Though a profane and irreligious man, Trump sees the Middle East and broader foreign policy through a religious prism (a sign, perhaps, of Bannon’s influence).
The numbers remained virtually unchanged and declared a clear preference for the faithful over the irreligious.
But the play also explores the complicated bonds between friends, between old lovers, between the pious and the irreligious, and between father and son.
The Haitian slave revolt at the turn of the 19th century was instigated by and for Christianized Africans, although whites depicted those seeking their freedom as irreligious savages.
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First Known Use of irreligious
IRRELIGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irreligious for English Language Learners
: not believing in or practicing any religion
: having or showing a lack of respect for religion
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