- of, relating to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday.
- imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly: a religious man.
- scrupulously faithful; conscientious: religious care.
- pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
- appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.
- a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
- the religious, devout or religious persons: Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.
Origin of religious
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Examples from the Web for ultra-religious
Meanwhile Chabad, the ultra-religious Jewish organization, sent emissaries to argue the opposite.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison
May 11, 2014
What happens when ultra-religious neocon Michele Bachmann co-hosts a town-hall meeting with anti-authority libertarian Ron Paul?The Craziest Town Hall Ever
September 26, 2009
Is there any place for libertarians in the ultra-religious Republican Party?P.J. O'Rourke's Ride on the Wild Side
June 11, 2009
Ultra-religious, ul′tra-re-lij′us, adj. excessively religious.
- of, relating to, or concerned with religion
- pious; devout; godly
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the religious
- appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
- scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
- Christianity of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
- Christianity a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
Word Origin and History for ultra-religious
c.1200, "devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion," from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning "pertaining to religion" is from 1530s. Transferred sense of "scrupulous, exact" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.