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Synonyms for secular
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  1. secularadjective

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    unpredictable, religious, sacred, regular, nonsecular, monastic, short-term, frequent, non-recurring, music, everlasting, cyclical, eternal

  2. secularadjective

    Not specifically religious.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    frequent, unpredictable, short-term, sacred, eternal, religious, music, regular, everlasting, cyclical, nonsecular, non-recurring, monastic

  3. secularadjective

    Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    monastic, short-term, music, religious, non-recurring, eternal, nonsecular, unpredictable, everlasting, cyclical, frequent, regular, sacred

  4. secularadjective

    Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.

    secular clergy in Catholicism

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    unpredictable, frequent, eternal, religious, sacred, everlasting, cyclical, monastic, music, short-term, nonsecular, non-recurring, regular

  5. secularadjective

    Happening once in an age or century.

    The secular games of ancient Rome were held to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    non-recurring, monastic, short-term, eternal, regular, cyclical, everlasting, nonsecular, sacred, frequent, religious, unpredictable, music

  6. secularadjective

    Continuing over a long period of time, long-term.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    everlasting, cyclical, unpredictable, religious, nonsecular, monastic, non-recurring, music, regular, eternal, short-term, frequent, sacred

  7. secularadjective

    Of or pertaining to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    monastic, music, non-recurring, regular, unpredictable, eternal, everlasting, nonsecular, sacred, frequent, religious, cyclical, short-term

  8. secularadjective

    Unperturbed over time.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

    Antonyms:
    regular, frequent, everlasting, sacred, short-term, nonsecular, monastic, religious, non-recurring, cyclical, unpredictable, eternal, music

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secular

    Synonyms:
    worldly, profane, civil, unmonastic, temporal, laic

    Antonyms:
    regular, religious, monastic, spiritual, clerical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. layman, layperson, secularadjective

    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

    Synonyms:
    layman, layperson

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  2. secularadjective

    of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

    Synonyms:
    profane, lay, temporal, laic, worldly

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  3. worldly, secular, temporaladjective

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

    Synonyms:
    profane, lay, blase, temporal, laic, worldly

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  4. profane, secularadjective

    not concerned with or devoted to religion

    "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"

    Synonyms:
    lay, worldly, unconsecrated, profane, blasphemous, laic, unsanctified, temporal, sacrilegious, blue

    Antonyms:
    religious, sacred

  5. secularadjective

    of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows

    "the secular clergy"

    Synonyms:
    profane, lay, temporal, laic, worldly

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  6. laic, lay, secularadjective

    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

    "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"

    Synonyms:
    lay, profane, temporal, laic, worldly

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secularadjective

    Synonyms:
    temporal, worldly, civil, profane, lay, not spiritual

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secularadjective

    Synonyms:
    temporal, worldly, laic, civil

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How to use secular in a sentence?

  1. Henry Van Dyke:

    Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.

  2. Soren Kierkegaard, "The Sickness Unto Death":

    And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.

  3. Charles Evans:

    We have to take into account that there's been a secular decline in long-term interest rates.

  4. Thomas Alan Schwartz:

    The Super Bowl is one of the secular national holidays we have that tends to promote unity, the idea being that we all like watching the game. It’s an opportunity to hit an audience that he would otherwise have a hard time finding.

  5. Philip Stone:

    Dark tourism suggests a morbid fascination with death, but it's more about living and connecting with our world, politics and heritage, in a secular society... the Internet and tourism can provide meaning.

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