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I had always thought that almighty was only used in religious contexts until I came across:

An almighty sigh of relief

which I found interesting.

I am wondering, is using almighty considered offensive in similar sentences (since it has a religious connotation) or is it OK to use it in a casual conversation with anyone?

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  • @Kat Just to separate this word from the other words since, as far as I know, writing a word in bold or italics in the title is not possible. I'm not really sure if using parentheses is the best option though.
    – Mohammad
    May 7 at 2:07
  • This usage is not common. I would wonder if the speaker were an unusually religious Christian.
    – Xerxes
    May 7 at 15:05
  • Xerxes - the usage is extremely common, among believers and non-believers. May 7 at 20:44
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"Almighty dollar" is a fairly comon idiom, usually used to criticize wealth/capitalism/greed.

"I guess people will do anything for the almighty dollar."

It is not even remotely offensive, at least in the US.

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