religiose

adjective
re·​li·​gi·​ose | \ ri-ˈli-jē-ˌōs How to pronounce religiose (audio) \

Definition of religiose

: religious especially : excessively, obtrusively, or sentimentally religious

Other Words from religiose

religiosity \ ri-​ˌli-​jē-​ˈä-​sə-​tē How to pronounce religiosity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of religiose

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for religiose

religion + -ose entry 1

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