V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: not connected or controlled by the church
Synonyms: nonreligious, non-spiritual, temporal, lay, mainstream, earthly, material, worldly, non-clerical
Antonyms: spiritual, religious, parochial
Tips: Secular is derived from the Latin saecularis, which means "worldly." Something secular is "of the world or earth, not of heaven." Secularism is a doctrine that believes the world can best be understood without introducing gods as an explanation for it. Secular has come to mean "not affiliated with God or religion."
The group used to play mostly Christian music, but has lately started playing more secular music. (mainstream, nonreligious)
Although the club meetings were held at a church, the club itself was completely secular. (nonreligious)
Most people believe public schools should be kept secular. (nonreligious)
Since my sister is not a religious person, she will have a secular wedding. (nonreligious, non-spiritual)
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