- 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 quasi-religious
At times, the Whole Foods selection slips from the pseudoscientific into the quasi-religious.
Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.
The duo at the heart of this quasi-religious network met through work.Sunday Assembly Is the Hot New Atheist Church
September 21, 2013
In quasi-religious language, he described last Thursday, when Ecuador granted him political asylum.Assange Makes His Case in London Embassy Speech
August 19, 2012
My plan briefly was to write a quasi-religious Novel with a Purpose.
For the human anguish of the one he had no sympathy; for the quasi-religious sorrows of the other he had very much.A Forgotten Hero
Emily Sarah Holt
Out of such ideas and a jumble of kindred ones grew the first quasi-religious elements in human life.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
The centers of movement, civic and quasi-religious or philanthropic, are usually the outgrowth of individual effort.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment
Ellen H. Richards
The modern uses of bells naturally fall into two main divisions—religious and secular, or quasi-religious uses.Church Bells
H. B. Walters
- 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 quasi-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.