Not specifically religious.
Temporal; something that is worldly or otherwise not based on something timeless.
Not bound by the vows of a monastic order.
secular clergy in Catholicism
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.
Continuing over a long period of time, long-term.
Of or pertaining to long-term non-periodic irregularities, especially in planetary motion.
Unperturbed over time.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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layman, layperson, secularadjective
someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
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"
not concerned with or devoted to religion
"sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
"the secular clergy"
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"
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How to use secular in a sentence?
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.
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.
We have to take into account that there's been a secular decline in long-term interest rates.
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.
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.
Translations for secular
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- علماني, دنياويArabic
- weltlich, säkularGerman
- laico, seglar, secular, mundanoSpanish
- sekulaarinen, pitkäaikainen, maallikko, ajallinen, maallinen, pysyväFinnish
- séculier, séculaire, laïque, mondainFrench
- saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
- पन्थनिरपेक्ष, लौकिकHindi
- 非宗教的, 世俗Japanese
- seculier, wereldlijkDutch
- секулярный, мирской, светскийRussian
- långsamt skeende, sekulärSwedish
- thế tụcVietnamese
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