[ri-lij-ee-ohs, -lij-ee-ohs]

Origin of religiose

1850–55; < Latin religiōsus; see religious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for religiose

Historical Examples of religiose

  • But the gloomiest feature of Socialism is a renaissance of the religiose spirit and all the disadvantages it entails.


    E. V. Zenker

  • Olim religiose viro Fratri Benedicto prdecessori tuo in eodem inquisitionis officio post salutem scripsisse dicimur in hc verba.

British Dictionary definitions for religiose


  1. affectedly or extremely pious; sanctimoniously religious
Derived Formsreligiosely, adverbreligiosity (rɪˌlɪdʒɪˈɒsɪtɪ), noun
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