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From French irréligion, from Latin irreligionem.



irreligion (usually uncountable, plural irreligions)

  1. The state of being irreligious; irreligious sentiment or thought.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      Lucretius' irreligion is too strong, / For early stomachs, to prove wholesome food []
    • 1940, Walter Romig, The Guide to Catholic Literature, page 566:
      These often slangly letters censure modern irreligion and urge devotion to religion.
    • 1967, Theodor R. Sizer, ‎Nicholas Wolterstoff, Religion and Public Education (page 5)
      When we put this idea together with that of the other prescription, we see that what the two together demand is that, with respect to their religions and irreligions, all men shall stand before the government as equals.


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irreligion f (plural irreligions)

  1. irreligion