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Definitions for religiosity
rɪˌlɪdʒ iˈɒs ɪ tire·li·gios·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. religiosity, religionism, religiousism, pietismnoun

    exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal


  1. religiositynoun

    The quality of being religious or pious, especially when zealous or exaggerated.


  1. Religiosity

    In sociology, the concept of religiosity has proven difficult to define. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests: "Religiousness; religious feeling or belief. [...] Affected or excessive religiousness". Different scholars have seen this concept as broadly about religious orientations and degrees of involvement or commitment. Religiosity, measured at the levels of individuals or of groups, includes experiential, ritualistic, ideological, intellectual, consequential, creedal, communal, doctrinal, moral, and cultural dimensions. Sociologists of religion have observed that an individual's experience, beliefs, sense of belonging, and behavior often are not congruent with their actual religious behavior, since there is much diversity in how one can be religious or not. Multiple problems exist in measuring religiosity. For instance, measures of variables such as church attendance produce different results when different methods are used - such as traditional surveys vs time-use surveys.


  1. religiosity

    Religiosity refers to the intensity, dedication, and level of adherence of an individual or group towards religious principles, beliefs, and activities. This involves aspects like frequency of religious practices, belief in specific doctrines, involvement in religious communities, and the degree to which religion influences one's life and decisions. The nature and expression of religiosity can vary widely among different cultures, societies, and individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Religiositynoun

    the quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness

  2. Etymology: [L. religiositas: cf. F. religiosit.]


  1. Religiosity

    Religiosity, in its broadest sense, is a comprehensive sociological term used to refer to the numerous aspects of religious activity, dedication, and belief. Another term that would work equally well, though less often used, is religiousness. In its narrowest sense, religiosity deals more with how religious a person is, and less with how a person is religious.

Editors Contribution

  1. religiosity

    preoccupied with ritual, cant, concepts and definitions.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of religiosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of religiosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of religiosity in a Sentence

  1. Puerto Rico:

    Our platform is one of a stronger economy, a better job market, significant crime reduction and affirmation of family values. What changed is that the message, which has always been there, is reaching more communities around America loud and clear, and this community is now more willing to listen to who can offer them a truly better future, one very important consideration is to not take us for granted.Just as the Democrats should not take us for granted on account of minority identity or socioeconomic status, Republicans should not take us for granted on account of religiosity or family links.

  2. Ivy Josiah:

    Leaders are afraid if their religiosity is questioned, that they may anger, or lose voters.

  3. Pope Francis:

    Benedict XVI was a great pope, great for the power and penetration of his intellect, great for his considerable contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church and for human beings, great for his virtues and his religiosity.

  4. Tamar Hermann:

    The rise of extreme religiosity that we are seeing in the Middle East, and even in Europe and the United States, is happening in Israel, too, and I don't see it as merely a counter-reaction to Arab hostility.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

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