ultrareligious

adjective

ul·​tra·​re·​li·​gious ˌəl-trə-ri-ˈli-jəs How to pronounce ultrareligious (audio)
: extremely religious or devout
a candidate popular with ultrareligious voters

Examples of ultrareligious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netanyahu’s ultrareligious and ultranationalist allies say these changes are needed to rein in the powers of an unelected judiciary. Laurie Kellman and Ilan Ben Zion, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Feb. 2023 Read full article Netanyahu’s ultrareligious and ultranationalist allies say these changes are needed to rein in the powers of an unelected judiciary. Laurie Kellman, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Feb. 2023 Shortly after Khan’s 2018 election, an ultrareligious group called Tehreek-i-Labaik (TLP) fought police and rocked Pakistan’s cities after a Christian woman was acquitted in a blasphemy case. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021 The agreement enabled Netanyahu to regain his place as prime minister and end four years of electoral deadlock in exchange for giving unprecedented sweeping powers to extreme-right and ultrareligious allies. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultrareligious was in 1831

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“Ultrareligious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrareligious. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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