irreligiousness


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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.
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Noun1.irreligiousness - the quality of not being devout
impiety, impiousness - unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god
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The above lines may hint at a tendency of heresy and irreligiousness in a man who fought the war of Faith as a staunch Puritan therefore highlighting his conflicting world-view.
22) It should not come as a surprise then, that the Communards' alleged irreligiousness occupied so important a place in the Canadian press.
This comment is astonishing because characteristics such as irreligiousness and a detachment from the homeland are treated as if they could be inherited in the way that others might inherit baldness, eye color, or a propensity for obesity.
They posit that irreligiousness is a risk-taking venture and that, to the extent that men are more prone to risk taking than women, they are also more likely to eschew religion, and that women, being more risk averse, are more likely to gravitate to religion (but see also Roth & Kroll, 2007).
Still there is an obvious hint at the way in which the poet had chosen to renounce the orthodox thoughts of God and create his own image of irreligiousness, and consequently act according to it.
He envisages the two spheres of life, the holy comprehended here as religion and the unholy understood, as in James Frazer's monumental The golden bough (2009), as magic rather than irreligiousness or even immorality; the two, the holy and the unholy, were seen as closely interlocking in medieval culture, whereas the early modern times with their idea of Reformation were the period which started to define them as distinct from each other (Kieckhefer 1994: 355-386).