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Definitions of religious

  1. a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A person bound by monastic vows. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. RELIGIOUSLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "monks of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a nenber if a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Feeling, and living in accordance with, a belief in a divine power to whom honor and obedience are due; striving to attain the life of God; pertaining to, or set apart for, religion; bound by monastic vows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining to religion: concerned with or set apart to religion: pious: godly: in R. Cath. Church, bound to a monastic life: strict. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Pertaining to religion; pious; sacred. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Pertaining to or controlled by religion; devout; faithful; conscientious; pious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining or relating to religion; pious; godly; devoted to the practice of religion; teaching religion; set apart for religious purposes; scrupulously exact; bound by monastic vows. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Of or relating to religion; loving and obeying God; pious; devout; teaching religion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for religious

  1. I have only now to say, that if you wish to be agreeable, which is certainly a good and religious desire, you must both study how to be so, and take the trouble to put your studies into constant practice. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  2. What agitated moments of religious talk! – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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