a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
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"
having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
"a religious man"; "religious attitude"
of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
"the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
extremely scrupulous and conscientious
"religious in observing the rules of health"
A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
Committed to the practice of religion.
I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
I'm a religious fan of college basketball.
Origin: From relegius, religius et al., religious, religieux, and their source, religiosus, from religio.
of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars
possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc
scrupulously faithful or exact; strict
belonging to a religious order; bound by vows
a person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun
In the lexicon of certain branches of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox branches, religious as a noun usually refers to a member of a religious institute of monks, nuns, friars, clerics regular, or to another individual who takes the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in a religious institute.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-lij′us, adj. pertaining to religion: concerned with or set apart to religion, as a religious society, religious books: pious: godly: (R.C.) bound to a monastic life: strict.—n. one bound by monastic vows.—ns. Religieuse (rė-lē-zhi-ėz′), a nun; Religieux (rė-lē-zhi-ė′), a monk.—adv. Relig′iously.—n. Relig′iousness, the state of being religious.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1570
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2685
Rank popularity for the word 'religious' in Adjectives Frequency: #191
The numerical value of religious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of religious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was very intentional, I think, to do something against religion in a very religious week and a very religious month.
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
My government is promoting peace and friendship among our people after overcoming a cruel terrorist conflict. We have people who believe in religious tolerance and coexistence based on centuries old religious heritage.
The President has directed the Minister of Justice to suspend the curfew for today, Dec. 31, to allow religious leaders, churches and other religious groups to allow the watch night services, traditional in Liberian society.
The first freedom in the Bill of Rights is religious freedom. America was born on the foundation of religious freedom and it is one of our most cherished liberties. There could be no better day to sign an executive order on religious freedom than the National Day of Prayer.
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Translations for religious
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- دينية, ديني, مؤمن, مؤمنةArabic
- religiósCatalan, Valencian
- náboženský, religiózníCzech
- religiös, gläubigGerman
- دینی, دیندار, مذهبیPersian
- uskonnollinen, fanaattinen, uskova, uskollinenFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- דָּתִי, דָּתִיתHebrew
- vallási, megrögzött, vallásosHungarian
- agamis, keagamaanIndonesian
- 宗教的, 信仰的Japanese
- reliéisLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- reliģisks, reliģiozsLatvian
- religieus, godsdienstigDutch
- верующий, религиозныйRussian
- rèlīgījskī, vjèrskīSerbo-Croatian
- dinî, inançlı, dinsel, dindarTurkish
- 宗教, sùng đạo, tôn giáo, mộ đạoVietnamese
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