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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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