Religious

  • 1 Religious — Re*li gious (r? l?j ?s), a. [OF. religius, religious, F. religieux, from L. religiosus. See {Religion}.] 1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 religious — adj 1 *devout, pious, pietistic, sanctimonious Analogous words: *faithful, staunch, steadfast, true: virtuous, righteous, noble, *moral, ethical: *upright, just, honorable, honest Antonyms: irreligious Contrasted words: ungodly, godless (s …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 religious — [ri lij′əs] adj. [OFr < L religiosus] 1. characterized by adherence to religion or a religion; devout; pious; godly 2. of, concerned with, appropriate to, or teaching religion [religious books] 3. belonging to a community of monks, nuns, etc.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 religious — early 13c., from Anglo Fr. religius, O.Fr. religious (12c., Mod.Fr. religieux) or directly from L. religiosus, from religio (see RELIGION (Cf. religion)). Transferred sense of scrupulous, exact is recorded from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 religious — [adj1] concerning belief in divinity believing, born again*, canonical, churchgoing, churchly, clerical, deistic, devotional, devout, divine, doctrinal, ecclesiastical, god fearing, godly, holy, ministerial, moral, orthodox, pietistic, pious,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Religious — Re*li gious, n. A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 religious — index sacrosanct, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 religious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, concerned with, or believing in a religion. 2) treated or regarded with care and devotion appropriate to worship. ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a person bound by monastic vows. DERIVATIVES religiously adverb religiousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 religious — religiously, adv. religiousness, n. /ri lij euhs/, adj., n., pl. religious. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday. 2. imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly: a religious man. 3. scrupulously… …

    Universalium

  • 10 religious — 1. adjective /ɹɪˈlɪdʒəs/ a) Concerning religion. It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues. b) Committed to the practice of religion. I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now. See Also …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 religious — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French religius, from Latin religiosus, from religio Date: 13th century 1. relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity < a religious person > <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 religious — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ deeply …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 religious — re|lig|ious [ rə lıdʒəs ] adjective *** 1. ) usually before noun relating to religion or the beliefs and practices of a particular religion: religious beliefs religious reform Human rights abuses included discrimination against religious and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 religious — [[t]rɪlɪ̱ʤəs[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use religious to describe things that are connected with religion or with one particular religion. Religious groups are now able to meet quite openly. ...different religious beliefs. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 religious */*/*/ — UK [rəˈlɪdʒəs] / US adjective 1) [usually before noun] relating to religion, or to the beliefs and practices of a particular religion religious beliefs religious reform Human rights abuses included discrimination against religious and ethnic… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 religious — /rəˈlɪdʒəs / (say ruh lijuhs) adjective 1. of, relating to, or concerned with religion. 2. imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly. 3. scrupulously faithful; conscientious: religious care. 4. belonging to a religious order, as… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 religious — re|li|gious W2S2 [rıˈlıdʒəs] adj 1.) relating to religion in general or to a particular religion ▪ I don t share her religious beliefs . ▪ a religious school ▪ the dates of major religious observances such as Easter or Christmas 2.) believing… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 religious — re•li•gious [[t]rɪˈlɪdʒ əs[/t]] adj. n. pl. gious 1) of or pertaining to religion: a religious holiday[/ex] 2) imbued with religion; pious; devout 3) scrupulously faithful; conscientious: with religious care[/ex] 4) rel pertaining to or connected …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 religious — adjective 1 connected with religion in general or with a particular religion: I don t go along with her religious beliefs. | a religious ceremony 2 believing strongly in your religion and obeying its rules carefully: a deeply religious person …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 religious — adjective 1) a religious person Syn: devout, pious, reverent, godly, God fearing, churchgoing, faithful, devoted, committed Ant: atheistic, irreverent 2) religious beliefs …

    Thesaurus of popular words