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religiosity

[ri-lij-ee-os-i-tee] /rɪˌlɪdʒ iˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being religious; piety; devoutness.
2.
affected or excessive devotion to religion.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English religiosite < Latin religiōsitās, equivalent to religiōs(us) religious + -itās -ity
Related forms
antireligiosity, noun
overreligiosity, noun
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Examples for religiosity
  • During the eleventh century, a new wave of religiosity swept through europe.
Word Origin and History for religiosity
n.

late 14c., from Old French religiosete and directly from Late Latin religiositas "religiousness," from religiosus (see religious).

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