Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun secular

1 sense of secular

Sense 1
layman, layperson, secular -- (someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person)
       => commoner, common man, common person -- (a person who holds no title)

Antonyms of adj secular

4 of 5 senses of secular

Sense 2
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")


Sense 3
profane (vs. sacred), secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")


Sense 4
secular (vs. religious) -- (of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows; "the secular clergy")

religious (vs. secular) -- (of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows; "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service")

Sense 5
laic, lay, secular -- (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry")

INDIRECT (VIA profane) -> sacred -- (concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music")

Similarity of adj secular

5 senses of secular

Sense 1
secular -- (of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations)

Sense 2
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")
       => economic -- (concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged")
       => material -- (concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts")
       => materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded -- (marked by materialism)
       => mundane, terrestrial -- (concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality")
          Also See-> earthly#1; profane#2, secular#3; sophisticated#1

Sense 3
profane (vs. sacred), secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")
       => laic, lay, secular -- (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry")
       => profanatory -- (profaning or tending to desecrate)
          Also See-> earthly#1; impious#1; worldly#1, secular#2, temporal#4

Sense 4
secular (vs. religious) -- (of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows; "the secular clergy")

Sense 5
laic, lay, secular -- (characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy; "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry")
       => profane (vs. sacred), secular -- (not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment")

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