Religious definition

rĭ-lĭjəs
Having or showing belief in and reverence for God or a deity.
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Of, concerned with, or teaching religion.

A religious text.

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Of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion.

Religious books.

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Extremely scrupulous or conscientious.

Religious devotion to duty.

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A member of a monastic order, especially a nun or monk.
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Belonging to a community of monks, nuns, etc.
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Conscientiously exact; careful; scrupulous.
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A member of a community of monks, nuns, etc.
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Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Wiccan, Eckist, Druid, Jain, Raëlian, Sikh, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Unitarian Universalist, New Ager, reconstructionist, LaVeyan Satanist, Scientologist, Rastafarian, Taoist, pagan, spiritist, humanist, Thelemite, Confucianist.
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Characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly.
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Committed to the practice of religion.

I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.

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Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

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A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
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The definition of religious is someone or something believing in or related to religion.

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.

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Concerning religion.

It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.

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Origin of religious

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin religiōsus from religiō religion religion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman relegius, religius et al., Old French religious, religieux, and their source, Latin religiōsus (“religious, superstitious, conscientious"), from religiō (“religion").

    From Wiktionary