Religious Definition

Characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly.
Webster's New World
Having or showing belief in and reverence for God or a deity.
American Heritage
Of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion.
Religious books.
Webster's New World
Belonging to a community of monks, nuns, etc.
Webster's New World
Conscientiously exact; careful; scrupulous.
Webster's New World
A member of a community of monks, nuns, etc.
Webster's New World

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.


Origin of Religious

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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