religionism

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re·li·gion·ism

 (rĭ-lĭj′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive or affected religious zeal.

re·li′gion·ist n.

religionism

(rɪˈlɪdʒəˌnɪzəm)
n
extreme religious fervour
reˈligionist n, adj

religionism

the strict adherence and devotion to religion. — religionist, n. — religionary, adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.religionism - exaggerated religious zealotry
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
2.religionism - exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
devoutness, religiousness - piety by virtue of being devout

religionism

noun
A state of often extreme religious ardour:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
In that light, religionists who consider the Torah, the Bible, or the Koran to be the word of God have a crushing burden in proving their claim that their God is purely a loving, tender deity.
Isn't there something a bit iffy at the dash for compensation cash in Iraq while, within its borders, religionists regard blowing compatriots to smithereens as acceptable as flyswatting?
MacDonald states early on that he is a struggling "a-la-carte Catholic," a term used critically in Ireland by more steadfast religionists.
Passing through the chapel are Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Christian Scientists, Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Native American religionists, and members of a variety of Muslim groups, including black nationalist movements like the Nation of Islam, Muhammad's Temple, and the Moorish Science Temple.
And because of freedom, the religionists, the environmentalists, and the anti-capitalists are still free to prattle.