religious has definitions from the field of religion
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[ adjective ] (religion) relating to or concerned with religion or spiritual things; especially dedicated to service in a religion

Synonyms

spiritual

Examples

"a monk of a religious order" "spiritual leaders" "religious books" "spiritual songs"

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

He is a Buddhist , which means that to him peace and the sanctity of human life are not_only religious dogma , but a profound and unshakable Weltanschauung .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Now again in 1961 , in England , there is perhaps nothing in the religious sphere so popularly discussed as Christian unity .

But it must be readily seen that the religious picture in England has so greatly changed during these hundred years as to engender hope , at_least on the Catholic side .

Since arriving here , however , I have formed a far different religious picture of present-day England .

In representing part of this new picture , I will be recounting some of my own personal experiences , reactions and judgments ; but my primary aim is to transcribe what Englishmen themselves are saying and writing and implying about the Roman and Anglican_Churches and about the present religious state of England .

Related terms

religion spirit

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[ adjective ] (religion) concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church

Synonyms

spiritual

Examples

"religious texts" "monks of a religious order" "lords temporal and spiritual" "spiritual leaders" "spiritual songs"

Used in print

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

My curiosity was sharpened a day or two before the interview by a conversation I had with a well-informed teacher of literature , a Jesuit father , at a conference on religious drama near Paris .

Given a theological lead , I asked what he thinks about those who find a religious significance to his plays .

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Naturally this includes all communication forms , e._g. languages , or any social , political , economic or religious structures employed for such control .

(Jay Williams, The Forger....)

He filled a real need , showing society what it looked_like , turning it inside_out , portraying its wars and its leaders , its ugliness and its beauties , reflecting its profound religious impulses .

Related terms

sacred

3
[ adjective ] (religion) having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

Examples

"a religious man" "religious attitude"

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Piepsam is not , certainly , religious in any conventional sense .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

`` You are to be accused of Arianism to confuse the religious who remain loyal '' .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

The O'Dwyers were real religious people except for Kate .

4
[ adjective ] extremely scrupulous and conscientious

Examples

"religious in observing the rules of health"

Related terms

scrupulous

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[ noun ] (religion) a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
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