re·​li·​gi·​ose ri-ˈli-jē-ˌōs How to pronounce religiose (audio)
: religious
especially : excessively, obtrusively, or sentimentally religious

Word History


religion + -ose entry 1

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of religiose was in 1853

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“Religiose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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