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Adjective, Noun


Noun religious has 1 sense

Adjective religious has 4 senses


religiousa. [OF. religius, religious, F. religieux, from L. religiosus. See Religion.].
  •  Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our law forbids at their religious rites
    My presence.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "Men whose lives
    Religious titled them the sons of God.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thus, Indianlike,
    Religious in my error, I adore
    The sun, that looks upon his worshiper.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.  [1913 Webster]
    "One of them is religious."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.
     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]


religious, adj. & n.
1 devoted to religion; pious, devout.
2 of or concerned with religion.
3 of or belonging to a monastic order.
4 scrupulous, conscientious (a religious attention to detail).
--n. (pl. same) a person bound by monastic vows.

religiously adv. religiousness n.
ME f. AF religius, OF religious f. L religiosus (as RELIGION)



Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, God-fearing, Mariological, abbacomes, abbot, accurate, adoring, anthropomorphic, anthropotheistic, ascetic, attentive, awesome, awful, beadsman, believing, brother, caloyer, canonic, careful, celibate, cenobite, churchgoing, close, conscientious, constant, conventual, conventual prior, correct, cosmotheistic, critical, cultish, cultist, cultistic, deistic, delicate, demanding, detailed, devoted, devout, direct, ditheistic, divine, doctrinal, doctrinary, dutiful, ethical, even, exact, exacting, exigent, express, exquisite, faithful, fastidious, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, friar, fussy, godly, grand prior, heavenly, hermit, hieromonach, holy, honest, honorable, ineffable, inenarrable, inerrable, inerrant, inexpressible, infallible, inviolable, inviolate, just, lay abbot, lay brother, mathematical, mendicant, meticulous, micrometrically precise, microscopic, minute, monastic, monk, monotheistic, moral, narrow, nice, noble, numinous, overconscientious, overscrupulous, palmer, pantheistic, particular, physicomorphic, physicotheological, pietistic, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, pinpoint, pious, polytheistic, prayerful, precise, precisianistic, precisionistic, prior, punctilious, punctual, refined, religieux, religiously exact, reverent, reverential, righteous, rigid, rigorous, sacred, sacrosanct, scientific, scientifically exact, scrupulous, scrutinizing, severe, solemn, spiritual, spiritual-minded, square, staunch, steadfast, strict, stylite, subtle, tender-conscienced, theistic, theological, tritheistic, true, undeviating, unerring, unspeakable, unswerving, untouchable, unutterable, upright, venerable, venerational, venerative, virtuous, worshipful




N theology (natural and revealed), theogony, theosophy, divinity, hagiology, hagiography, Caucasian mystery, monotheism, religion, religious persuasion, religious sect, religious denomination, creed, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, confession of faith, theologue, theologian, scholastic, divine, schoolman, canonist, theologist, the Fathers, theological, religious, denominational, sectarian.


N piety, religion, theism, faith, religiousness, holiness, saintship, religionism, sanctimony, reverence, humility, veneration, devotion, prostration, grace, unction, edification, sanctity, sanctitude, consecration, spiritual existence, odor of sanctity, beauty of holiness, theopathy, beatification, adoption, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, salvation, inspiration, bread of life, Body and Blood of Christ, believer, convert, theist, Christian, devotee, pietist, the good, the righteous, the just, the believing, the elect, Saint, Madonna, Notre Dame, Our Lady, the children of God, the children of the Kingdom, the children of the light, pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly- minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietistic, saintly, saint-like, seraphic, sacred, solemn, believing, faithful, Christian, Catholic, elected, adopted, justified, sanctified, regenerated, inspired, consecrated, converted, unearthly, not of the earth, ne vile fano, pure-eyed Faith, thou hovering angel girt with golden wings.


N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.

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