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Excessive or affected religious zeal.

re·li′gion·ist n.
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Noun1.religionist - a person addicted to religion or a religious zealotreligionist - a person addicted to religion or a religious zealot
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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He would have been an awkward member of the party; for, though the most appreciative humanist, the most ideal religionist, even the best-versed Christologist of the three, there was alienation in the standing consciousness that his squareness would not fit the round hole that had been prepared for him.
Blood is everything, after all," would that aristocratic religionist say.
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
His own marriage at a future day with a lady without not only the pale, but the influence, of this sect of religionists, had a tendency, it is true, to weaken his early impressions; still he retained them in some degree to the hour of his death, and was observed uniformly, when much interested or agitated, to speak in the language of his youth.
This is the reason why most dyspeptic religionists cherish such melancholy notions about their hereafters.
It was my unhappy lot not only to belong to a religious slaveholder, but to live in a community of such religionists.
A more worldly consideration had perhaps an influence in drawing him thither; for New England offered advantages to men of unprosperous fortunes, as well as to dissatisfied religionists, and Pearson had hitherto found it difficult to provide for a wife and increasing family.
Nineteenth--century objectivistic, value-free science has finally proven to be also a poor foundation for the atheist, the agnostic, the rationalists, the humanists, and other non-theists, as well as for the "liberal" religionist .
Prospect's managing editor, Jonathan Derbyshire, said that The Pope has really led, individually, the regeneration of the Vatican and he is there not as a religionist but as a social thinker.
The "triumphant" religionist will miss the importance of the adjectives "personal" and "private" and probably not think of what Kaz says on p.
a religionist highly rated on the Richter scale (6)
A rational religionist maximizes the sum of the present utility and discounted afterlife utility.