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Definition of "irreligion" [ir•re•li•gion]

  • Hostility or indifference to religion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "irreligion" in a sentence
  • "In the early Dramatic Lyrics and Romances, and in the plays, there is exquisite rendering of religion, and also of irreligion; but the religion is just the simple faith of Pippa or of Theocrite that “God's in his world”; and the irreligion is the Humanist paganism of St Praxed's, not so much hostile to Christianity as unconscious of it."
  • "The prevailing state of the world is one of irreligion, which is bound to result in anarchy and confusion."
  • "In the early Dramatic Lyrics and Romances, and in the plays, there is exquisite rendering of religion, and also of irreligion; but the religion is just the simple faith of Pippa or of Theocrite that "God's in his world"; and the irreligion is the Humanist paganism of St"