Associations to the word «Religious»

Wiktionary

RELIGIOUS, adjective. Concerning religion.
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Committed to the practice of religion.
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
RELIGIOUS, noun. A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, noun. The teaching of a particular religion, and its doctrines, beliefs etc.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, noun. (UK) The teaching about various religions; also known as religious studies.
RELIGIOUS HUMANISM, noun. The philosophy and social tradition that integrates ethics, humanism and religious rituals.
RELIGIOUS HUMANIST, noun. One who believes in ethical philosophies that favor an emphasis on human needs
RELIGIOUS HUMANISTS, noun. Plural of religious humanist
RELIGIOUS LEADER, noun. A religious leader is one who is recognised by a religious body as having some authority within that body.
RELIGIOUS LEADER, noun. The leader of a religious order.
RELIGIOUS LEADER, noun. In Catholicism, any of a number of individuals, including priests, Cardinals, Bishops, and the Supreme Pontiff.
RELIGIOUS NATURALISM, noun. An approach to spirituality that is devoid of supernaturalism and supernaturalist assumptions.
RELIGIOUS NATURALIST, noun. A person who believes in religious naturalism.
RELIGIOUS NATURALISTS, noun. Plural of religious naturalist
RELIGIOUS ORDER, noun. (religion) An organized community of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of the founder's religious practice.
RELIGIOUS ORDERS, noun. Plural of religious order
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, noun. The peaceful coexistence of multiple religions in a community
RELIGIOUS SERVICE, noun. A ritual performed in as part of a religous observation.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES, noun. Plural of religious service
RELIGIOUS STUDIES, noun. The academic study of religious beliefs, behaviours and institutions.
RELIGIOUS TOLERATION, noun. The condition of permitting people to worship according to the practices of any religion they choose

Dictionary definition

RELIGIOUS, noun. A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs".
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude".
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows; "the religious or regular clergy conducts the service".
RELIGIOUS, adjective. Extremely scrupulous and conscientious; "religious in observing the rules of health".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.