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re·li·gious

 (rĭ-lĭj′əs)
adj.
1. Having or showing belief in and reverence for God or a deity.
2. Of, concerned with, or teaching religion: a religious text.
3. Extremely scrupulous or conscientious: religious devotion to duty.
n. pl. religious
A member of a monastic order, especially a nun or monk.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin religiōsus, from religiō, religion; see religion.]

re·li′gious·ly adv.
re·li′gious·ness n.

religious

(rɪˈlɪdʒəs)
adj
1. of, relating to, or concerned with religion
2.
a. pious; devout; godly
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the religious.
3. appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
4. scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun
reˈligiously adv
reˈligiousness n

re•li•gious

(rɪˈlɪdʒ əs)

adj., n., pl. -gious. adj.
1. of or pertaining to religion: a religious holiday.
2. imbued with religion; pious; devout.
3. scrupulously faithful; conscientious: with religious care.
4. pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
5. appropriate to religion or to sacred rites or observances.
n.
6. a member of a religious order; a monk, friar, or nun.
re•li′gious•ly, adv.
re•li′gious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obediencereligious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
monastic, monk - a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
Benedictine - a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
Jesuit - a member of the Jesuit order
nun - a woman religious
eremite - a Christian recluse
cenobite, coenobite - a member of a religious order living in common
superior - the head of a religious community
votary - one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service; "monasteries of votaries"
Adj.1.religious - concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
2.religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
irreligious - hostile or indifferent to religion
3.religious - of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows; "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
secular - of or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows; "the secular clergy"
4.religious - extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health"
scrupulous - having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled; "less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"

religious

religious

adjective
1. Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
2. In the service or worship of God or a god:
3. Of or relating to a church or to an established religion:
Translations
تَقي، وَرِع، مُتَدَيِّندينيدِينيّ
náboženskýpobožný
religiøstroende
uskonnollinenuskovafanaattinenuskollinen
religijskireligiozanvjerski
vallásivallásosmegrögzött
trúaîurtrúar-, trúarlegur
宗教の
신앙심 깊은
náboženský
verenverski
religiös
เกี่ยวกับศาสนา
thuộc tôn giáo

religious

[rɪˈlɪdʒəs]
A. ADJ
1. [beliefs, leader, service, life] → religioso; [practice] → de la religión, religioso; [war] → de religión, religioso
for religious reasonspor razones religiosas
she's deeply religiouses profundamente religiosa
religious freedomlibertad f de culto
2. (fig) (= meticulous) religious attention to detailuna atención minuciosa para los detalles
B. N the religiouslas personas religiosas, los religiosos
C. CPD religious education, religious instruction Nenseñanza f religiosa

religious

[rɪˈlɪdʒəs] adj
(= relating to religion) [belief] → religieux/euse; [group] → religieux/euse; [book] → religieux/euse
my religious beliefs → mes croyances religieuses
(= having religious beliefs) [person] → croyant(e)
I'm not religious → Je ne suis pas croyant.religious education néducation f religieuse

religious

adj
religiös; ordergeistlich; religious freedom/warGlaubens- or Religionsfreiheit f/-krieg m; religious education or instruction (Sch) → Religionsunterricht m; religious holidaykirchlicher Feiertag; religious leaderReligionsführer(in) m(f); religious zealGlaubenseifer m
(= having religious beliefs) persongläubig; (= pious)fromm; she is a religious maniac or lunaticsie ist eine religiöse Fanatikerin
(fig: = conscientious) → gewissenhaft; silenceehrfürchtig
nOrdensmann m, → Ordensfrau f; the Religious pldie Ordensleute pl

religious

[rɪˈlɪdʒəs] adj (gen) → religioso/a; (conscientious) → scrupoloso/a

religion

(rəˈlidʒən) noun
1. a belief in, or the worship of, a god or gods.
2. a particular system of belief or worship. Christianity and Islam are two different religions.
reˈligious adjective
1. of religion. religious education; a religious leader/instructor.
2. following the rules, forms of worship etc of a religion. a religious man.
reˈligiously adverb
reˈligiousness noun

religious

دِينيّ náboženský religiøs religiös θρησκευτικός religioso uskonnollinen religieux religiozan religioso 宗教の 신앙심 깊은 religieus religiøs religijny religioso религиозный religiös เกี่ยวกับศาสนา dini thuộc tôn giáo 信奉宗教的

religious

a. religioso-a.
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They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
Yet in religious meditations, there is sometimes mixture of vanity, and of superstition.
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