Definitions

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  • adjective Not observant; not religious; not participating in the observance of religion.

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  • adjective failing or refusing to observe religious customs

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Examples

  • Back when I was beginning my book about Hitler, I was talking about memory and revenge with my friend Gus, then a lawyer, now a judge; like me a secular, liberal, nonobservant, non-Zionist American-born Jew with no immediate family members murdered in the Holocaust.

    How the End Begins

  • The dispute in Beit Shemesh underscores a widening fault line in Israel between religiously devout and a majority of nonobservant Jews, a dispute often exacerbated by the powerful role of ultra-Orthodox political parties in Israeli governments.

    WORLD WATCH

  • Back when I was beginning my book about Hitler, I was talking about memory and revenge with my friend Gus, then a lawyer, now a judge; like me a secular, liberal, nonobservant, non-Zionist American-born Jew with no immediate family members murdered in the Holocaust.

    How the End Begins

  • The only problem was that I was Jewish, as my fundamentalist Christian mother had been for most of her life, and I was nonobservant at that.

    Raziel

  • The only problem was that I was Jewish, as my fundamentalist Christian mother had been for most of her life, and I was nonobservant at that.

    Raziel

  • How can anyone be so nonobservant as to do something that could have such tragic consequences?

    Donate a little or a lot to Children's Hospital to help sick kids

  • How can anyone be so nonobservant as to do something that could have such tragic consequences?

    Donate a little or a lot to Children's Hospital to help sick kids

  • Pilot Philip Ardery noted a dramatic increase in church attendance among previously nonobservant airmen.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • Inevitably, as with all my nonobservant dead relatives, we had to rely on rent-a-rabbi.

    In the Fullness of Time

  • Fundamentalist preaching has turned them around very easily, because those nonobservant Muslims do not have the intellectual tools to refute what the fundamentalists say, which is, basically, If you are a true Muslim and you believe what is in the Quran, then start practicing it.

    Nomad

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