religionism

[ri-lij-uh-niz-uh m]

noun

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

Origin of religionism

First recorded in 1785–95; religion + -ism
Related formsre·li·gion·ist, nounre·li·gion·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·re·li·gion·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for religionism

Historical Examples of 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

religionism

noun

extreme religious fervour
Derived Formsreligionist, noun, adjective
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