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Synonyms for secular
ˈsɛk yə lər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. layman, layperson, secular(adj)

    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

    Synonyms:
    layman, layperson

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  2. secular(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    profane, lay, temporal, laic, worldly

    Antonyms:
    sacred, religious

  3. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    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, secular(adj)

    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. secular(adj)

    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, secular(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. secular(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    worldly

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

  2. secular(adjective)

    Not specifically religious.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

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

  3. secular(adjective)

    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. secular(adjective)

    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. secular(adjective)

    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. secular(adjective)

    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. secular(adjective)

    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. secular(adjective)

    Unperturbed over time.

    Synonyms:
    worldly

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secular

    Synonyms:
    abominable, common, cursed, impure, polluted, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified, wicked, worldly

    Antonyms:
    blessed, consecrated, devoted, divine, hallowed, holy, sacred, saintly, set apart

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secular

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

    Antonyms:
    regular, religious, monastic, spiritual, clerical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secular(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secular(a)

    Synonyms:
    temporal, worldly, laic, civil

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How to use secular in a sentence?

  1. Pete Stavros:

    Growth in this business is driven by exposure to emerging markets, and we'd plan to keep expanding that. One of the neat things about this company is that it's very diversified already in terms of geography, with a significant presence in Latin America, China and the Middle East. In many of those regions there is an increasing use of pharmaceutical and dietary products, so we see a long-term secular uplift from that.

  2. Jeffrey Saut:

    I think Nasdaq will test and probably achieve higher highs than we did in 2000 because I think we're in a secular bull market that has another eight to 10 years left to run.

  3. John Bolton:

    We, the people, are sovereign in America, so that infringements on our sovereignty are not infringements on abstractions or infringements on the government. They're an infringement on the people themselves, and it's why we believe -- and of course, I'm speaking in secular terms here -- that the Constitution is the highest authority that we recognize. So in a number of different ways, the President's going to address this issue.

  4. Russell Moore:

    The problem is that many secular people think that all evangelicals are alike, when there are multiple streams and theological and generational divides within evangelicalism.

  5. David Greenfield:

    This monumental legislation recognizes that every child, regardless of where they go to school – whether public or private, secular or religious – deserves to learn in a safe environment.


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