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Definition of nonpracticing

: not actively engaged in a specified career, religion, or way of life : not practicing a nonpracticing physician a nonpracticing Jew

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Recent Examples on the Web Interestingly, NDEs are no more likely to occur in devout believers than in secular or nonpracticing subjects. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about the Brain," 19 May 2020 Growing up in Illinois in a nonpracticing Christian family, Markum says, the existence of God was assumed. Astrid Rodrigues,, "The story of Hinge, Philly-based podcast by an atheist and a pastor," 26 Feb. 2018 Despite having been raised a nonpracticing Christian, my visit to the nunnery, which had felt like a journey to a lost world, had moved me deeply. Gisela Williams, Smithsonian, "This Breathtaking Greek Island Is Home to More Than 700 Churches," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonpracticing

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpracticing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonpracticing

: not regularly doing the things that are associated with your religion, the profession you were trained in, etc.

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