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irreligion

[ir-i-lij-uh n] /ˌɪr ɪˈlɪdʒ ən/
noun
1.
lack of religion.
2.
hostility or indifference to religion; impiety.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin irreligiōn- (stem of irreligiō). See ir-2, religion
Related forms
irreligionist, noun
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irreligion

/ˌɪrɪˈlɪdʒən/
noun
1.
lack of religious faith
2.
indifference or opposition to religion
Derived Forms
irreligionist, noun
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Word Origin and History for irreligion
n.

1590s, from Late Latin irreligionem (nominative irreligio) "irreligion, impiety," from assimiliated form of in- "not" (see in- (1)) + religio (see religion).

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