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View synonyms for religionism

religionism

[ ri-lij-uh-niz-uhm ]

noun

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


religionism

/ rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm /

noun

  1. extreme religious fervour


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Derived Forms

  • reˈligionist, nounadjective

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Other Words From

  • re·ligion·ist noun
  • re·ligion·istic adjective
  • anti·re·ligion·ist noun adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of religionism1

First recorded in 1785–95; religion + -ism

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Example Sentences

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

There was abundance of lip-worship, but little sincerity; plentiful religionism, but no godliness.

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

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