noun, plural re·li·gious.
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The bitterness of her tongue kept pace with her show of religiousness.For the Master's Sake
Emily Sarah Holt
Yet, outwardly, all feign decency, religiousness and morality.Woman and Socialism
First among his moral attributes must be placed his religiousness.
How plainly it tells of religiousness and perhaps of fanaticism!The Redemption of David Corson
Charles Frederic Goss
But our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness.Pragmatism
- pious; devout; godly
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the religious
c.1200, "devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion," from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning "pertaining to religion" is from 1530s. Transferred sense of "scrupulous, exact" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.