noun, plural re·li·gious.
Origin of religious
Synonyms for religious
Antonyms for religious
Examples from the Web for nonreligious
Contemporary Examples of nonreligious
We are approaching a point where the nonreligious could be equally influential.Pew Report Finding More Americans Unaffiliated With Religion Is Bad News for GOP
October 10, 2012
Historical Examples of nonreligious
Don't many people carry or wear good-luck charms of a religious or nonreligious nature?A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
- 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.