A religious person praying.
- An example of religious is a church choir.
- An example of religious is a person who goes to church every Sunday and reads the Bible every day.
- characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly
- of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion: religious books
- belonging to a community of monks, nuns, etc.
- conscientiously exact; careful; scrupulous
Origin of religiousOld French ; from Classical Latin religiosus
- Having or showing belief in and reverence for God or a deity.
- Of, concerned with, or teaching religion: a religious text.
- Extremely scrupulous or conscientious: religious devotion to duty.
Origin of religiousMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin religi&omacron;sus, from religi&omacron;, religion; see religion.
(comparative more religious, superlative most religious)
- Concerning religion.
- It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
- Committed to the practice of religion.
- I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
- Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
- I'm a religious fan of college basketball.
- A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.