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religious

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adjective re·li·gious \ri-ˈli-jəs\

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. 3a :  scrupulously and conscientiously faithfulb :  fervent, zealous

religiously

adverb

religiousness

noun

Examples of religious in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of religious

Middle English, from Anglo-French religius, from Latin religiosus, from religio


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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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 and Etymology of religious

Middle English, from Anglo-French religius, from religius, adjective


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


RELIGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

religious

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Definition of religious for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RELIGIOUS Defined for Kids

religious

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adjective re·li·gious \ri-ˈli-jəs\

Definition of religious for Students

  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.

religiously

adverb


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