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religionism

[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈlɪdʒ əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
2.
affected or pretended religious zeal.
Origin of religionism
1785-1795
1785-95; religion + -ism
Related forms
religionist, noun
religionistic, adjective
antireligionist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for religionist
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  • Before the spectacle that many of us saw on those sodden fields of Flanders, both humanist and religionist should be alike aghast.

    Preaching and Paganism Albert Parker Fitch
  • He is an idealist, he is a realist, he is a religionist, he is a natural philosopher.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • A Savant who is not also a poet in soul and a religionist in heart is a feeble and unhappy creature.

  • No religionist seems capable of comprehending this plain truth.

    Individuality Robert G. Ingersoll
  • To the religionist this is an indication of the "beauty" in nature.

    An Atheist Manifesto Joseph Lewis
  • Still he did not want to become a religionist—a religious enthusiast.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • It expresses, in a sentence, the essence of the distinction between the Freethinker and the religionist.

    A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen
  • The laws of Nature are the same in effect on the atheist and the religionist.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2 Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
  • The religionist denies this, and asserts that some form of supernaturalism is essential to the moral health of men and women.

    A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen
  • More than any other merely philosophical writer, it seems to us that Mr. Spencer assists the important work of the religionist.

British Dictionary definitions for religionist

religionism

/rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
extreme religious fervour
Derived Forms
religionist, noun, adjective
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