[ ri-lij-ee-ohs, -lij-ee-ohs ]
/ rɪˌlɪdʒ iˈoʊs, -ˈlɪdʒ iˌoʊs /


characterized by religiosity.


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Origin of religiose

1850–55; < Latin religiōsus; see religious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for religiose

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

    Anarchism|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

/ (rɪˈlɪdʒɪˌəʊs) /


affectedly or extremely pious; sanctimoniously religious

Derived forms of religiose

religiosely, adverbreligiosity (rɪˌlɪdʒɪˈɒsɪtɪ), noun
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