Religious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlɪdʒəs|  American pronunciation of the word religious
Brit.  |rɪˈlɪdʒəs|  British pronunciation of the word religious

noun

- a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

adjective

- concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church(syn: spiritual)
- extremely scrupulous and conscientious

Examples

My religious beliefs forbid the drinking of alcohol.

Religious leaders called for an end to the violence.

His wife is very active in the church, but he's not religious himself.

I don't share her religious beliefs.

the dates of major religious observances such as Easter or Christmas

a member of a religious order

religious in observing the rules of health

The class focused on the great religious leaders of the last century.

He gets angry if anyone challenges his religious beliefs.

The speech had religious tones to it.

Does the ceremony have any religious significance?

teaching religious doctrine to young people

Both secular and religious institutions can apply for the funds.

Their religious beliefs are manifested in every aspect of their lives.

...a religious leader whose beneficence is felt by all who meet him...

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