Definition of irreligious in English:

irreligious

Syllabification: ir·re·li·gious
Pronunciation: /ˌiriˈlijəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

irreligion

Pronunciation: /-ˈlijən/
noun
More example sentences
  • What is being taught is rather leading to irreligion and immorality.
  • He did not see it as requiring neutrality on the part of government between religion and irreligion.
  • As its name suggests, the test prohibits the state from ‘endorsing’ religion over irreligion.

irreligiously

adverb
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  • He was irreligiously spiritual, earthy but ethical.
  • More irreligiously, he adds, the city was founded by Satan.
  • It was outrageous that young Hindus should mark - however irreligiously - a day named after a Christian saint.

irreligiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Through its irreligiousness, Holland runs the risk of becoming a backwater, van der Veer argues.
  • It is from this source that sin and irreligiousness flow, together with much misery.
  • Old prejudices, particularly about agnostics, remain - irreligiousness is seen less as a positive choice and more of a cop-out from someone who hasn't made up his or her mind yet.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin irreligiosus, from in- 'not' + religiosus (see religious).

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