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synonyms for layman

  • parishioner
  • believer
  • dilettante
  • follower
  • member
  • neophyte
  • novice
  • outsider
  • proselyte
  • recruit
  • secular
  • laic
  • lay person
  • nonprofessional
See also synonyms for: laymen

antonyms for layman

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  • professional
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How to use layman in a sentence

As it stands, there is a mismatch between the rules scientists write by compared with those that laymen read by.
HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF CONTRADICTORY SCIENCE PAPERS - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSHAIXIN DANG & LIAM KOFI BRIGHTJUNE 2, 2021NAUTILUS
I was once present at a dispute between a layman and a clergyman, upon the subject of dreams.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Lawyers always underestimate the legal knowledge of an intelligent layman.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Of the writers who deal with music from the point of view of the cultivated layman, Aristotle is undoubtedly the most instructive.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
They agreed in language too technical for a layman to understand that the cause of Doris' blindness was gradually disappearing.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The difference between maximum and minimum flow of most of our streams when stated in figures is startling to the layman.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESSVARIOUS
Let us take another mission founded in answer to an appeal from without, and that an appeal from a layman.
THE QUIVER 3/1900ANONYMOUS
In my attempt to please the scholar and the layman, I fear I shall have succeeded in satisfying neither.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
The layman, outside his work, sees only the thing itself, when looking at it—the general outline.
OPPORTUNITIES IN ENGINEERINGCHARLES M. HORTON
A layman is certain to betray himself by using some expression which a lawyer would never employ.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
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WORDS RELATED TO LAYMAN

  • layman
  • secular
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.