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religious

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adjective re·li·gious \ri-ˈli-jəs\

Simple Definition of religious

  • : 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. 1 :  relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity <a religious person> <religious attitudes>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances <joined a religious order>

  3. 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

Rhymes with religious


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religious

noun re·li·gious

Definition of religious

plural religious

  1. :  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


RELIGIOUS Defined for Kids

religious

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adjective re·li·gious \ri-ˈli-jəs\

Definition of religious

  1. 1 :  believing in God or gods and following the practices of a religion <a religious person>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to religion <religious books>

  3. 3 :  very devoted and faithful <She's religious about wearing a seat belt.>

re·li·gious·ly adverb




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