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1. humanism

noun. ['ˈhjuːməˌnɪzəm'] the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare.

Synonyms

  • humanitarianism
  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • human (English)
  • humain (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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1. Noun Phrase
According to Paul Kurtz, secular humanism should encourage moral awareness and growth.

2. humanism

noun. ['ˈhjuːməˌnɪzəm'] the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural.

Synonyms

  • philosophy
  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • human (English)
  • humain (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. humanism

noun. ['ˈhjuːməˌnɪzəm'] the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies.

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • human (English)
  • humain (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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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