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secular

noun

1 secular

Someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.

synonyms: layman, layperson.

Dutch: leek, oningewijde
Polish: świecki, laik



adjective

1 secular

Of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations.

2 secular

Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.

synonyms: temporal, worldly.

3 secular

Not concerned with or devoted to religion:
— Secular drama.
— Secular architecture.

synonym: profane.

Roget 98: five, quinary, quintuple; fifth; senary, sextuple; sixth; seventh; septuple; octuple; eighth; ninefold, ninth; ... show more

Roget 138: periodic, periodical; serial, recurrent, cyclical, rhythmical; recurring etc. v.; intermittent, remittent; alternate, every other.    ... show more

Roget 984: heterodox, heretical; unorthodox, unscriptural, uncanonical; antiscriptural, apocryphal; unchristian, antichristian; schismatic, recusant, iconoclastic; sectarian; dissenting, ... show more

Roget 997: secular, lay, laical, civil, temporal, profane.   

4 secular

Of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows.

5 secular

Characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.

synonyms: laic, lay.

Polish: świecki, niereligijny, laicki, bezreligijny


Moby thesaurus: Philistine, annual, biannual, biennial, bimonthly, biweekly, bodily, brother, carnal, carnal-minded, catamenial, catechumen, centenary, centennial, centesimal, centigrado, centuple, centuplicate, centurial, church member ... show more.

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