secular

Secular things are not religious. Anything not affiliated with a church or faith can be called secular.

Non-religious people can be called atheists or agnostics, but to describe things, activities, or attitudes that have nothing to do with religion, you can use the word secular. Public schools are secular, but Catholic schools are not. Grocery stores are secular; a synagogue is not. If there's no religion involved, then you're in "the secular world" — as people sometimes call everything that exists outside of religion.

Definitions of secular
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n someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

Synonyms:
layman, layperson
Antonyms:
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
Types:
lay reader
a layman who is authorized by the bishop to read parts of the service in an Anglican or Episcopal church
Type of:
common man, common person, commoner
a person who holds no title

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

Synonyms:
temporal, worldly
earthly
of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
profane
not concerned with or devoted to religion
sophisticated
having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
economic
concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
material
concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded
marked by materialism
mundane, terrestrial
concerned with the world or worldly matters
Antonyms:
unworldly
not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
pious
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
naif, naive
marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
anchoritic, eremitic, eremitical, hermitic, hermitical
characterized by ascetic solitude
cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical
of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
spiritual, unearthly
concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
unmercenary
not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains
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adj not concerned with or devoted to religion

secular drama”
Synonyms:
profane
earthly
of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
impious
lacking piety or reverence for a god
laic, lay
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
profanatory
profaning or tending to desecrate
temporal, worldly
characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
Antonyms:
sacred
concerned with religion or religious purposes
consecrate, consecrated, dedicated
solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
heavenly
of or belonging to heaven or god
pious
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
divine
devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity
ineffable, unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable
too sacred to be uttered
inspirational
imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul
inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct
must be kept sacred
numinous
evincing the presence of a deity
quasi-religious
resembling something that is religious
religious, spiritual
concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
reverend, sublime
worthy of adoration or reverence
sacral
of or relating to sacred rites
taboo, tabu
forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
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adj of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

adj of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows

“the secular clergy”
Antonyms:
religious
of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

adj characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

Synonyms:
laic, lay
profane
not concerned with or devoted to religion

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