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Related to religiousness: religiosity, religious coping


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.religiousness - piety by virtue of being devout
piety, piousness - righteousness by virtue of being pious
religiosity, religiousism, pietism, religionism - exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
2.religiousness - the quality of being extremely conscientious; "his care in observing the rules of good health amounted to a kind of religiousness"
conscientiousness - the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience


A state of often extreme religious ardour:


[rɪˈlɪdʒəsnɪs] Nreligiosidad f


n (= piety)Frömmigkeit f; (fig: = conscientiousness) → Gewissenhaftigkeit f


(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
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As to the excessive religiousness alleged against Miss Brooke, he had a very indefinite notion of what it consisted in, and thought that it would die out with marriage.
I should think, Perry," I chided, "that a man of your professed religiousness would rather be at his prayers than cursing in the presence of imminent death.
Religiousness is about cultivating a personal relationship the Infinite, the Divine, all that is, call it what you will".
A long history of empirical research on religiousness and prejudice also offers evidence that some religious orientations predict prejudicial attitudes toward certain forms of difference (for overviews, see Sandage, Dahl, & Harden, 2012; Tsang & Rowatt, 2007).
Participants completed the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness and Spirituality, the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale, the Combat Experiences Scale, and the PCL-M.
He lauded the efforts of the Sufi sects in the dissemination of the Islamic teachings all over Sudan and expanding the values of religiousness, courage and sympathy in the society.
Casablanca la bella is almost a religious work but, of course, characterized by a negative religiousness that reveals a profound and furious nostalgia for the one who appears to be the cause of all the author's misfortunes: God, the Father and Creator, and his son, Cristoloco (Crazy Christ); God, who created man, woman, and, of course, Colombia.
He added that "confronting extremism cannot be done by fighting religiousness altogether", and that "the best way to curb extremism and eliminate it is by spreading the tolerance of Islam".
In this paper, we seek to answer the following research question: How do ethnic identification, religion, religiousness, and gender intersect to shape second-generation South Asian youths' perceptions of and experiences with intimate cross-gender relationships in Canada?
This is the message of a dark religiousness, as though that idea never occurred to me.
s ardent desire to touch the religiousness of Mary animates chapter 5's presentation of the quests for the historical Jesus as she seeks to infer the Jewish Mary "by learning more about Jesus as an observant Jewish man" (94).