[ ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ rɪˈlɪdʒ əˌnɪz əm /


excessive or exaggerated religious zeal.
affected or pretended religious zeal.


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Origin of religionism

First recorded in 1785–95; religion + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM religionism

re·li·gion·ist, nounre·li·gion·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·re·li·gion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for religionism

  • The whole current of the religionism of the day is against it.

  • The austerity of his manners frightens his old father, who can little comprehend the religionism of the new school.

    The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for religionism

/ (rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm) /


extreme religious fervour

Derived forms of religionism

religionist, noun, adjective
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