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English

Most common English words: father's « killed « marriage « #873: religious » allow » spent » soldiers

Etymology

Various theories exist:

  • From the Latin religio, "respect for what is sacred".
  • Latin re- and legere -- "to read again".
  • Latin religare, "to bind".

Pronunciation

Adjective

religious (comparative more religious, superlative most religious)

Positive
religious

Comparative
more religious

Superlative
most religious

  1. Concerning religion.
    It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
  2. Committed to the practice of religion.
    I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
  3. Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
    I'm a religious fan of college basketball.

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Translations

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Noun

Singular
religious

Plural
religious

religious (plural religious)

  1. A member of a religious order.
    I am only one religious among the many religious of this church.

Translations

External links

  • religious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • religious in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911







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