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1. secular

adjective. ['ˈsɛkjəlɝ'] characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.

Synonyms

  • lay
  • profane

Antonyms

  • lower-class
  • upper-class
  • immortal

Etymology

  • saecularis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Secular

  • intermolecular
  • molecular

How do you pronounce secular?

Pronounce secular as ˈsɛkjələr.

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Sentences with secular


1. Adjective
Striving for pacifism is carried on outside of their communities and in their interactions with the secular world.

Quotes about secular


1. The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness.
- Rod Parsley

2. My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.
- Michael H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History

3. Religious moderation is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance.
- Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

2. secular

adjective. ['ˈsɛkjəlɝ'] characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.

Synonyms

  • materialistic
  • worldly
  • earthly
  • economic
  • mercenary
  • profane
  • terrestrial
  • temporal
  • worldly-minded
  • material
  • sophisticated

Antonyms

  • sacred
  • naive
  • unworldly
  • inefficient

Etymology

  • saecularis (Latin)

3. secular

adjective. ['ˈsɛkjəlɝ'] not concerned with or devoted to religion.

Synonyms

  • laic
  • earthly
  • lay
  • profanatory
  • profane
  • temporal
  • impious

Antonyms

  • sacred
  • pious
  • unworldly
  • extraordinary

Etymology

  • saecularis (Latin)

4. secular

noun. ['ˈsɛkjəlɝ'] someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.

Synonyms

  • common person
  • layperson
  • common man
  • commoner
  • layman
  • laity
  • lay reader

Antonyms

  • clergyman
  • unprofitable
  • noncommercial
  • unpaid

Etymology

  • saecularis (Latin)
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