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religious

[ri-lij-uhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday.
2.
imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly: a religious man.
3.
scrupulously faithful; conscientious: religious care.
4.
pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
5.
appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.
noun, plural religious.
6.
a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
7.
the religious, devout or religious persons: Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin religiōsus, equivalent to religi(ō) religion + -ōsus -ous

religiously, adverb
religiousness, noun
antireligious, adjective
antireligiously, adverb
nonreligious, adjective
nonreligiously, adverb
nonreligiousness, noun
overreligious, adjective
overreligiously, adverb
prereligious, adjective
pseudoreligious, adjective
pseudoreligiously, adverb
quasi-religious, adjective
quasi-religiously, adverb
ultrareligious, adjective
ultrareligiously, adverb
ultrareligiousness, noun

religious, sacrilegious, sacrosanct.


2. reverent. Religious, devout, pious indicate a spirit of reverence toward God. Religious is a general word, applying to whatever pertains to faith or worship: a religious ceremony. Devout indicates a fervent spirit, usually genuine and often independent of outward observances: a deeply devout though unorthodox church member. Pious implies constant attention to, and extreme conformity with, outward observances. It can also suggest sham or hypocrisy: a pious hypocrite. 3. devoted, unswerving, meticulous.


2. impious.
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religious (rɪˈlɪdʒəs)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or concerned with religion
2.  a.  pious; devout; godly
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the religious
3.  appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
4.  scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
5.  Christianity of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
 
n
6.  Christianity a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
 
re'ligiously
 
adv
 
re'ligiousness
 
n

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