Irreligious vs Heinous - What's the difference?

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Irreligious is a related term of heinous.


As adjectives the difference between irreligious and heinous

is that irreligious is contrary to religious beliefs and practices while heinous is totally reprehensible.

irreligious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Contrary to religious beliefs and practices.
  • Describing a conscious rejection of religion.
  • Having no relation to religion; nonreligious.
  • heinous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.

    Synonyms

    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious