religious

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1re·li·gious

adjective \ri-ˈli-jəs\

: of or relating to religion

: believing in a god or a group of gods and following the rules of a religion

: very careful to do something whenever it can or should be done

Full Definition of RELIGIOUS

1
:  relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity <a religious person> <religious attitudes>
2
:  of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances <joined a religious order>
3
a :  scrupulously and conscientiously faithful
b :  fervent, zealous
re·li·gious·ly adverb
re·li·gious·ness noun

Examples of RELIGIOUS

  1. My religious beliefs forbid the drinking of alcohol.
  2. Religious leaders called for an end to the violence.
  3. His wife is very active in the church, but he's not religious himself.

Origin of RELIGIOUS

Middle English, from Anglo-French religius, from Latin religiosus, from religio
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with RELIGIOUS

2religious

noun
plural religious

Definition of RELIGIOUS

:  a member of a religious order under monastic vows

Origin of RELIGIOUS

Middle English, from Anglo-French religius, from religius, adjective
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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