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religionism

[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
  2. affected or pretended religious zeal.
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Origin of religionism

First recorded in 1785–95; religion + -ism
Related formsre·li·gion·ist, nounre·li·gion·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·re·li·gion·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for religionist

Historical Examples

  • The religionist replies that man's mind cannot fathom the will of God.

    The Necessity of Atheism

    Dr. D.M. Brooks

  • I do not write as a religionist, but as one very much of the world.

    Child and Country

    Will Levington Comfort

  • He is an idealist, he is a realist, he is a religionist, he is a natural philosopher.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for religionist

religionism

noun
  1. extreme religious fervour
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Derived Formsreligionist, noun, adjective
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