The test of religion, the final test of religion, is not religiousness, but Love.
The bitterness of her tongue kept pace with her show of religiousness.
There is a great deal of so-called religious exercise and activity, attempts to produce more "religiousness," as it is termed.
Yet, outwardly, all feign decency, religiousness and morality.
Whatever was to be had, in the shape of religiousness, Saul would have it; whatever height was to be attained, he would attain.
First among his moral attributes must be placed his religiousness.
"I don't think we've a right to put the whole of his religiousness down to a mania," said Erica.
How plainly it tells of religiousness and perhaps of fanaticism!
It will cause man to hide himself from God; and, moreover, all that his own religiousness offers him is a hiding-place from God.
religiousness begins with self-renunciation, ends with completed criticism.
c.1200, "devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion," from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning "pertaining to religion" is from 1530s. Transferred sense of "scrupulous, exact" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.