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[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m] /rɪˈlɪdʒ əˌnɪz əm/
excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
affected or pretended religious zeal.
Origin of religionism
First recorded in 1785-95; religion + -ism
Related forms
religionist, noun
religionistic, adjective
antireligionist, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Before the spectacle that many of us saw on those sodden fields of Flanders, both humanist and religionist should be alike aghast.

    Preaching and Paganism Albert Parker Fitch
  • He is an idealist, he is a realist, he is a religionist, he is a natural philosopher.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • A Savant who is not also a poet in soul and a religionist in heart is a feeble and unhappy creature.

  • No religionist seems capable of comprehending this plain truth.

    Individuality Robert G. Ingersoll
  • To the religionist this is an indication of the "beauty" in nature.

    An Atheist Manifesto Joseph Lewis
  • Still he did not want to become a religionist—a religious enthusiast.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • It expresses, in a sentence, the essence of the distinction between the Freethinker and the religionist.

    A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen
  • The laws of Nature are the same in effect on the atheist and the religionist.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2 Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
  • The religionist denies this, and asserts that some form of supernaturalism is essential to the moral health of men and women.

    A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen
  • More than any other merely philosophical writer, it seems to us that Mr. Spencer assists the important work of the religionist.

British Dictionary definitions for religionist


extreme religious fervour
Derived Forms
religionist, noun, adjective
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