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ir·re·li·gious

 (ĭr′ĭ-lĭj′əs)
adj.
Hostile or indifferent to religion; ungodly.

ir′re·li′gious·ly adv.
ir′re·li′gious·ness n.

irreligious

(ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) lacking in, indifferent to, or opposed to religious faith
ˌirreˈligiously adv
ˌirreˈligiousness n

ir•re•li•gious

(ˌɪr ɪˈlɪdʒ əs)

adj.
1. not religious; not practicing a religion and feeling no religious impulses.
2. showing or characterized by a lack of religion.
3. showing indifference or hostility to religion.
[1555–65; < Latin]
ir`re•li′gious•ly, adv.
ir`re•li′gious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irreligious - hostile or indifferent to religion
impious - lacking piety or reverence for a god
religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"

irreligious

adjective
2. sacrilegious, irreverent, profane, blasphemous, wicked, sinful, unholy, iconoclastic, ungodly, impious, unrighteous, undevout The priest's conversational style was regarded as most irreligious.
Translations

irreligious

[ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs] ADJ [people, behaviour, play] → irreligioso

irreligious

[ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adjirréligieux/euse

irreligious

adjunreligiös, irreligiös; youthgottlos; (= lacking respect)pietätlos

irreligious

[ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒəs] adjirreligioso/a
References in classic literature ?
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
Bingley, when questioned by Jane, had long ago asserted his blamelessness in the affair; that proud and repulsive as were his manners, she had never, in the whole course of their acquaintance-- an acquaintance which had latterly brought them much together, and given her a sort of intimacy with his ways-- seen anything that betrayed him to be unprincipled or unjust--anything that spoke him of irreligious or immoral habits; that among his own connections he was esteemed and valued-- that even Wickham had allowed him merit as a brother, and that she had often heard him speak so affectionately of his sister as to prove him capable of some amiable feeling; that had his actions been what Mr.
Tom, if it ain't unregular and irreligious to sejest it," I says, "there's an old rusty saw-blade around yonder sticking under the weather-boarding behind the smoke-house.
He had always been irreligious, scoffing good-naturedly at the sky-pilots and their immortality of the soul.
He is irreligious, because he has inherited the knowledge that religion does not exist in forms, and his reason rejects mockery.
for she could deduce a precious moral from the most trifling event) that to take a draught of small ale in the morning was to observe a pernicious, irreligious, and Pagan custom, the relish whereof should be left to swine, and Satan, or at least to Popish persons, and should be shunned by the righteous as a work of sin and evil.
If you're a religious woman, give me a irreligious one
Nor is this to be wondered at: for subject as Christianity is to the assaults of unprincipled foes, we are naturally disposed to regard everything like an exposure of ecclesiastical misconduct as the offspring of malevolence or irreligious feeling.
Father Sergius knew this common, cold, conventional, and most irreligious type.
For the population and magistrates of London were prevailingly Puritan, and the great body of the Puritans, then as always, were strongly opposed to the theater as a frivolous and irreligious thing--an attitude for which the lives of the players and the character of many plays afforded, then as almost always, only too much reason.
She was no theologian, but she felt that here was a very foolish old man, as well as a very irreligious one.
As stroke follows stroke, and he continues to hold his opponent, a wild exhilaration surges through him, followed by a sort of awe, as if he were doing something wrong, even irreligious.