HyperDic: secular

English > 6 senses of the word secular:
ADJECTIVEpertsecularof or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
allsecular, worldly, temporalcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
allsecular, profanenot concerned with or devoted to religion
allsecularof or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
allsecular, laic, laycharacteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
NOUNperson secular, layman, laypersonsomeone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
secular > pronunciation
Soundsseh'kyahler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > secular: 6 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations.
Spanishlaico, mundano, secular, seglar
Catalansecular, seglar
Nounssecularisma doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
English > secular: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.
Synonymsworldly, temporal
Narrowereconomicconcerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
materialconcerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
materialistic, mercenary, worldly-mindedmarked by materialism
mundane, terrestrialconcerned with the world or worldly matters
See alsoearthlyOf or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
profane, secularnot concerned with or devoted to religion
sophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
Oppositeunworldlynot concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
Spanishmundano, temporal
Catalantemporal
English > secular: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot concerned with or devoted to religion.
Examples
  • "secular drama"
  • "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
Synonymprofane
Narrowerlaic, lay, secularCharacteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
profanatoryProfaning or tending to desecrate
See alsoearthlyOf or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
impiouslacking piety or reverence for a god
worldly, secular, temporalcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Oppositesacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishprofano
English > secular: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows.
Example"the secular clergy"
OppositereligiousOf or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
Spanishsecular
Catalansecular
English > secular: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.
Synonymslaic, lay
Broaderprofane, secularnot concerned with or devoted to religion
Spanishlaico
Catalanlaic
English > secular: 6 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is not a clergyman or a professional person.
Synonymslayman, layperson
Member oflaity, temporaltyIn Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
Narrowerlay readerA layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
Broadercommoner, common man, common personA person who holds no title
Oppositeclergyman, reverend, man of the clothA member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Spanishlaica, laico, lego, profano, secular, seglar
Catalanlaic, llec, profà, secular, seglar

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