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religious

re·li·gious

religious

 
 
pronunciation:
rih lI js
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relating to or concerned with religion.
religious artifactsreligious texts
 
synonyms:
spiritual
antonyms:
civil, irreligious, nonreligious, secular, unreligious
similar words:
canonical, doctrinal, ecclesiastic, ecclesiastical, holy, sacred, theological
definition 2: pertaining to matters of faith, conscience, and spiritual values.
religious questionsreligious teachings
synonyms:
doctrinal, ethical, spiritual, theological
antonyms:
nonreligious, profane, secular, temporal
similar words:
canonical, denominational, moral, sectarian
definition 3: having faith in religion, esp. strong faith.
Her mother was a religious woman who prayed daily.
synonyms:
devout, pious, worshipful
antonyms:
godless, irreligious, nonreligious, unreligious
similar words:
reverent
definition 4: careful or scrupulous.
He is religious about being prompt.
synonyms:
punctilious, scrupulous
antonyms:
casual, negligent
similar words:
careful, conscientious, honorable, rigid, strict
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a member of a religious order, esp. a monastic one.
synonyms:
cenobite, conventual, monastic
antonyms:
secular
derivations: religiously (adv.), religiousness (n.)
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