religionism

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. relight,
  2. religieuse,
  3. religieux,
  4. religion,
  5. religion, freedom of,
  6. religiose,
  7. religiosity,
  8. religious,
  9. religious house,
  10. religious order

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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British Dictionary definitions for religionist

religionism

/ (rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

extreme religious fervour
Derived Formsreligionist, noun, adjective

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