Synonyms and Antonyms of religious
1 of, relating to, or used in the practice or worship services of a religion <Johann Sebastian Bach wrote some of the most beautiful religious music in the world> Synonyms devotional, sacred, spiritual Related Words blessed (also blest), consecrated, hallowed, holy, sacrosanct, sanctified; solemn; liturgical, ritual, sacramental; semireligious, semisacred Near Antonyms earthly, mundane, terrene, terrestrial, worldly Antonyms nonreligious, profane, secular
2 showing a devotion to God and to a life of virtue <a deeply religious woman who eventually decided to quit her job and to become a nun> Synonyms devout, godly, pious, holy, sainted, saintlyRelated Words ascetic (also ascetical), prayerful, reverent, reverential, spiritual, worshipful; pietistic, religiose; beatified, blessed (also blest), canonized, venerable; angelic (or angelical), cherubic; chaste, moral, pure, righteous, upright, virtuousNear Antonyms blasphemous, desecrating, irreverent, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious; nonreligious, secular, unspiritual, worldly; backsliding, unfaithful; black, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, sinful, sinning, unrighteous, wickedAntonyms antireligious, faithless, godless, impious, irreligious, ungodly, unholy
3 having or expressing great depth of feeling <a woman known for embracing various causes with a religious enthusiasm> Synonyms ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, fervent, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedRelated Words gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional
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