non·​re·​li·​gious | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈli-jəs How to pronounce nonreligious (audio) \

Definition of nonreligious

: not religious: such as
a : not having a religious character : secular a nonreligious organization
b : having no religion : irreligious my nonreligious friends Superficially these images might seem, even to the nonreligious spectator, "scandalous."— Richard Wollheim

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Recent Examples on the Web Over time, David Evans went from being nonreligious to working at a Bible bookstore and becoming the pastor of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, about three hours southwest of Roland, in 2015, recalled the Evans’ daughter, Brittney Long. NBC News, 3 July 2021 Thirty years later, in 2020, the percentage claiming to be nonreligious had quadrupled, with almost 3 in 10 Americans having no religion. Sam Hardy, The Conversation, 16 June 2021 Apparently many nonreligious people still seek spirituality, especially in times of distress. David H. Rosmarin, Scientific American, 15 June 2021 At the same time, Uzuegbunam picked up support from explicitly nonreligious organizations such as the American Humanist Association, which in 2019 clashed with the ADF over a giant cross erected on public land. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2021 Those four clusters of concern, in turn, splintered further, depending on the subgroup, with Republican, Democratic, conservative, liberal, religious, nonreligious, informed, underinformed, rural and urban people having distinct takes on the issue. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 This nondiscrimination requirement applies to both religious and nonreligious organizations. Steven K. Green, The Conversation, 13 Apr. 2021 That’s a mistake, Speed argues, in part because nonreligious people are not all the same. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 Others mentioned nonreligious problems that abet the country's instability like corruption, electricity cuts and poor investment. Louisa Loveluck,, 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of nonreligious

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonreligious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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