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religiose

Syllabification: re·li·gi·ose
Pronunciation: /riˈlijēˌōs/

Definition of religiose in English:

adjective

Excessively religious.
Example sentences
  • The outer acts are swift and urgent, transcendental but never religiose.
  • Yet although Billings was never religiose, the fact that his merry music is dedicated to his God seems to have kept it pristine: whereas the work of the earliest secular composer Broyles examines is mainly of documentary interest.
  • Of course, a reader doesn't have to accept the essays' religiose atmospherics or fabulist presumption to be affected by Berger's tone.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin religiosus, from religio 'reverence, obligation'.

Derivatives

religiosity

1
Pronunciation: /riˌlijēˈäsətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Her way of characterising New Age religion indicates a view of modern religiosity as spiritual decline.
  • Lately, however, methods have been developed to assess religiosity and spiritual beliefs.
  • A female grad student reading a book on mysticism stirs his latent religiosity (and inspires a decision to give up blood sports).

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