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Synonyms for secular
ˈsɛk yə lərsec·u·lar

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  1. secularadjective


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

  2. secularadjective

    Not specifically religious.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


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

  8. secularadjective

    Unperturbed over time.


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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secular

    worldly, profane, civil, unmonastic, temporal, laic

    regular, religious, monastic, spiritual, clerical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. layman, layperson, secularadjective

    someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

    layman, layperson

    sacred, religious

  2. secularadjective

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

    profane, lay, temporal, laic, worldly

    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"

    profane, lay, blase, temporal, laic, worldly

    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"

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

    religious, sacred

  5. secularadjective

    of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows

    "the secular clergy"

    profane, lay, temporal, laic, worldly

    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"

    lay, profane, temporal, laic, worldly

    sacred, religious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secularadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secularadjective

    temporal, worldly, laic, civil

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  1. Mike Pompeo:

    Those of us responsible for helping to maintain the mantle of conservatism because we believe it's right for the country have a responsibility to speak to it as clearly as we can, to articulate it and defend it everywhere we can, when the secular left wants to undermine these understandings, we have to be absolutely fearless at confronting it.

  2. Jessica Levinson:

    Make no mistake, the current court is conservative and the case could be part of a steady march toward interpreting the Free Exercise Clause to require states to treat some secular and religious institutions as equally deserving of public funds church, meet a very welcoming state.

  3. Dr Arnold:

    Thus, for some people, believing in apocalypse-like prophecies may help with this worry and anxiety by giving them something to focus on and a goal to strive toward, for religious prophecies this goal may involve positioning yourself to be one of the chosen ‘saved’ on the day the world ends, whereas for secular prophecies (such as Y2K) the goal may be focused on preparing to survive the potentially harsh conditions created by a catastrophic event.

  4. The IEA:

    Not only have product prices lagged those of crude during the selloff - as is common in a downturn - but they have raced ahead of them in the rebound, keeping refining margins remarkably firm, and supporting unexpectedly strong throughputs in once-depressed refining centres such as Europe and OECD Asia, product demand has shown signs of life, with even European demand emerging from a secular decline to show strong growth of 3.2 percent in December and 0.9 percent in January.

  5. 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.

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