noun, plural re·li·gious.
Origin of religious
Synonyms for religious
Antonyms for religious
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Contemporary Examples of antireligious
As an atheist, his antireligious tract, God Is Not Great, is elegant but derivative.How Will Hitchens Be Remembered?
December 16, 2011
Historical Examples of antireligious
And this purpose was a religious one—that of counteracting the antireligious developments of Science.The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
And as antireligious as they both were, they came to church and ordered a church service for Brightman.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Not even visits from Uncle Ingemar could make him change his antireligious ways.The Status Civilization
- pious; devout; godly
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the 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.