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Hostility or indifference to religion.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) lack of religious faith
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) indifference or opposition to religion
ˌirreˈligionist n


(ˌɪr ɪˈlɪdʒ ən)

1. lack of religion.
2. hostility or indifference to religion; impiety.
[1585–95; < Late Latin]
ir`re•li′gion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irreligion - the quality of not being devout
impiety, impiousness - unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
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