Definition of religious
- a religious person
- religious attitudes
- joined a religious order
My religious beliefs forbid the drinking of alcohol.
Religious leaders called for an end to the violence.
His wife is very active in the church, but he's not religious himself.
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: 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
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