semi·​re·​li·​gious ˌse-mē-ri-ˈli-jəs How to pronounce semireligious (audio)
: somewhat religious

Examples of semireligious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even at the Tokyo Games last summer, visitors in somewhat looser pandemic protocols enjoyed the semireligious privilege of entering the city’s ubiquitous, and surprisingly tasty, convenience stores. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022

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First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semireligious was in 1832

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“Semireligious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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semi·​re·​li·​gious ˌsem-i-ri-ˈlij-əs How to pronounce semireligious (audio)
: somewhat religious in character

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