irreligious

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adjective ir·re·li·gious \ ˌir-i-ˈli-jəs \

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

irreligiously

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Examples of irreligious in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of irreligious

15th century


IRRELIGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

irreligious

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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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