religiosity
noun see religiose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Religiosity — Re*lig i*os i*ty ( l?j ? ?s ? t?), n. [L. religiositas: cf. F. religiosit?.] The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness. [R.] M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • religiosity — (n.) late 14c., from L.L. religiositas, from religiosus (see RELIGIOUS (Cf. religious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • religiosity — [ri lij΄ē äs′ə tē] n. [ME religiosite < LL(Ec) religiositas] the quality of being religious, esp. of being excessively, ostentatiously, or mawkishly religious religiose [ri lij΄ēōs΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • religiosity — [[t]rɪlɪ̱ʤiɒ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp If you refer to a person s religiosity, you are referring to the fact that they are religious in a way which seems exaggerated and insincere. [FORMAL] ...their skin deep religiosity which denounced… …   English dictionary

  • religiosity — In The Religious Factor (1961), Gerhard Lenski analyses variations in orientations to economic and political issues, highlighting the differences between Jews, Protestants, and Catholics, partly in terms of an influential typology of the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • religiosity — religiose ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively religious. DERIVATIVES religiosity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • religiosity — /ri lij ee os i tee/, n. 1. the quality of being religious; piety; devoutness. 2. affected or excessive devotion to religion. [1350 1400; ME religiosite < L religiositas, equiv. to religios(us) RELIGIOUS + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • religiosity — noun The quality of being religious or pious, especially when zealous or exaggerated. Syn: devoutness, pietism, religiousism, religiousness, sanctimoniousness …   Wiktionary

  • religiosity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of often extreme religious ardour: devotion, devoutness, pietism, piety, piousness, religionism, religiousness. See RELIGION …   English dictionary for students

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