of, relating to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday.
a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
the religious, devout or religious persons: Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.
- re·li·gious·ly, adverb
- re·li·gious·ness, noun
- an·ti·re·li·gious, adjective
- non·re·li·gious, adjective
- non·re·li·gious·ness, noun
- o·ver·re·li·gious, adjective
- pre·re·li·gious, adjective
- pseu·do·re·li·gious, adjective
- qua·si-re·li·gious, adjective
- ul·tra·re·li·gious, adjective
- ul·tra·re·li·gious·ness, noun
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How to use religious in a sentence
If you’re a religious leader, you can give a sermon about climate and run a collection drive to support one of the groups above.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. | Sigal Samuel | September 17, 2020 | Vox
Right now, voters with no religious affiliation look like they might back Biden in record numbers.More And More Americans Aren’t Religious. Why Are Democrats Ignoring These Voters? | Daniel Cox | September 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
During that meeting, McCoy called for another meeting with religious leaders, and agreed to talk more about the particular needs in their communities.Oceanside Is Rethinking Its Police Chief Hiring Process Following Community Concerns | Kayla Jimenez | September 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
There are few things in India that enjoy religious and cultural sanctions as much as the use of cannabis does.
Now the fringe religious group Israelites of the New Universal Pact, mostly unknown outside Peru, holds 15 seats in a fractured national legislature after 2019’s elections, making it the country’s third largest party.
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
It is the kind of compassion espoused by every world religion and every revered religious leader.
But the last national figure to wield ancient personal authority in an explicitly religious way was Robert F. Kennedy.
In my search for answers about who I was, I pored over religious texts in search of enlightenment.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
But you will find most colleges and most college societies bar religious instruction and discussion.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
So much for the attitude of the various schools of religious thought towards the Bible.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for religious
of, relating to, or concerned with religion
pious; devout; godly
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the religious
appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
Christianity of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
Christianity a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
- religiously, adverb
- religiousness, noun
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