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Hostile or indifferent to religion; ungodly.

ir′re·li′gious·ly adv.
ir′re·li′gious·ness n.
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Throughout the century, reading publics engaged with science through depictions of virtuosi as men of inferior character, irreligiously devoted to collecting and cataloguing nature's aberrations.
The woman on a pedestal in Dumas's novel is also now the mother of the twenty-one-year-old son of his worst enemy, a boy whom the Count befriends, almost irreligiously, in order to work his revenge, for revenge by definition is never the true answer to the trauma of violence
To say that the work is irreligiously "about religion" gets it wrong, too.
Things seemed to be happening irreligiously, scaring your Puritan class
The present age is predominantly monotheistic--monotheistic either because it feebly believes in a decaying Christianity, or else secularly and irreligiously monotheistic, with the unitarianism of science, of democracy, of international capitalism.