HyperDic: religious

English > 5 senses of the word religious:
ADJECTIVEallreligious, spiritualconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
allreligioushaving or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
allreligiousof or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows
allreligiousextremely scrupulous and conscientious
NOUNperson religiousa member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
religious > pronunciation
Soundsrihlih'jhahs; riylih'jhahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > religious: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconcerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
Examples
  • "religious texts"
  • "a member of a religious order"
Synonymspiritual
Broadersacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishespiritual, religioso
Catalanespiritual, religiós
Nounsreligionan institution to express belief in a divine power
religiosityexaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
religiousnesspiety by virtue of being devout
Adverbsreligiouslyby religion
English > religious: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or showing belief in and reverence for a deity.
Examples
  • "a religious man"
  • "religious attitude"
Narrowerchurchgoingactively practicing a religion
churchlyresembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church
devout, god-fearingDeeply religious
interfaithInvolving persons of different religious faiths
See alsopiousHaving or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
OppositeirreligiousHostile or indifferent to religion
Spanishreligioso
Catalanreligiós
Nounsreligiona strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
religiousnesspiety by virtue of being devout
English > religious: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows.
Example"the religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
OppositesecularOf or relating to clergy not bound by monastic vows
Nounsreligiousa member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
English > religious: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExtremely scrupulous and conscientious.
Example"religious in observing the rules of health"
BroaderscrupulousHaving scruples
Spanishreligioso
Catalanreligiós
Nounsreligiousnessthe quality of being extremely conscientious
Adverbsreligiouslywith extreme / extreme conscientiousness
English > religious: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.
InstancesMerton, Thomas MertonUnited States religious and writer (1915-1968)
NarrowerBenedictineA monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
JesuitA member of the Jesuit order
cenobite, coenobiteA member of a religious order living in common
eremiteA Christian recluse
friar, mendicantA male member of a religious order that originally / originally relied solely on alms
monk, monasticA male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
nunA woman religious
superiorThe head of a religious community
votaryOne bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishreligioso
Catalanreligiós
Adjectivesreligiousof or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

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