Antonyms for non-religious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ri-lij-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈlɪdʒ əs

Definition of non-religious

Origin :
  • c.1200, "devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion," from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning "pertaining to religion" is from 1530s. Transferred sense of "scrupulous, exact" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.
  • As in secular : adj not spiritual or religious
  • As in atheistic : adj unreligious
  • As in nonreligious : adj not religious
Example sentences :
  • Not in the least; to be non-religious or a-religious is not to be anti-religious.
  • Extract from : « The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study » by Jean-Marie Guyau
  • There can be no hope of assigning it non-religious ideas as its cause.
  • Extract from : « The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life » by Emile Durkheim
  • Here if an institution is non-religious it is probably not hostile to religion.
  • Extract from : « Changing China » by William Gascoyne-Cecil
  • He does not realize the impossibility of civilizing a non-religious world.
  • Extract from : « What and Where is God? » by Richard La Rue Swain
  • He would permit the whole race to be non-religious like himself.
  • Extract from : « What and Where is God? » by Richard La Rue Swain
  • Again, are they competent judges who say the Japanese are non-religious?
  • Extract from : « Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic » by Sidney L. Gulick
  • The non-religious displayed as great superstition in this matter as did the religious.
  • Extract from : « Folk Lore » by James Napier
  • From boyhood he had lived a roving and non-religious life, although possessing no little tenderness of conscience.
  • Extract from : « Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7 » by Various
  • But oddly enough, she had no rooted objection to reading aloud to her grandmother any non-religious book, however serious.
  • Extract from : « The Open Question » by Elizabeth Robins
  • And meanwhile the “non-religious world” pronounces the opposite extreme.
  • Extract from : « An Outline of Sexual Morality » by Kenneth Ingram

Synonyms for non-religious

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