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of, relating to, or concerned with :
a religious holiday.
imbued with or exhibiting ; pious; devout; godly:
a religious man.
scrupulously faithful; conscientious:
religious care.
pertaining to or connected with a monastic or religious order.
appropriate to or to sacred rites or observances.
a member of a religious order, congregation, etc.; a monk, friar, or nun.
the religious, devout or religious persons:
Each year, thousands of the religious make pilgrimages to the shrine.
Contemporary Examples

As an atheist, his antireligious tract, God Is Not Great, is elegant but derivative.
How Will Hitchens Be Remembered? Jason Cowley December 15, 2011

Historical Examples

And this purpose was a religious one—that of counteracting the antireligious developments of Science.
The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin

Not even visits from Uncle Ingemar could make him change his antireligious ways.
The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley

And as antireligious as they both were, they came to church and ordered a church service for Brightman.
Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

opposed to religious ideas, beliefs, and organizations: antireligious propaganda
of, relating to, or concerned with religion

pious; devout; godly
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the religious

appropriate to or in accordance with the principles of a religion
scrupulous, exact, or conscientious
(Christianity) of or relating to a way of life dedicated to religion by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and defined by a monastic rule
(Christianity) a member of an order or congregation living by such a rule; a monk, friar, or nun

c.1200, “devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion,” from Anglo-French religius, Old French religious (12c., Modern French religieux) and directly from Latin religiosus, from religio (see religion). Meaning “pertaining to religion” is from 1530s. Transferred sense of “scrupulous, exact” is recorded from 1590s. Related: Religiousness.


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