Excessively religious, especially in a conspicuous or sentimental manner.
(comparative more religiose, superlative most religiose)
- Superficially religious, especially in an affected or sentimental way.
- Verdi's Mass seems more religiose than religious.
Variant of religiosity
the quality of being religious, esp. of being excessively, ostentatiously, or mawkishly religious
Origin of religiosityMiddle English religiosite ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin religiositas