American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Excessively religious, especially in a conspicuous or sentimental manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excessively religious; unduly or morbidly occupied with religious ideas and emotions.
- adj. Superficially religious, especially in an affected or sentimental way.
“The plan is to make healthcare a moral issue and he wants his religiose followers to take up the cry.”
“Â It is, after all, not unheard of for convicts going before a parole board to profess a newly found spirituality, to the point of being religiose.”
“It is, after all, not unheard of for convicts going before a parole board to profess a newly found spirituality, to the point of being religiose.”
“The supernaturalism of these railways can also shift from the religiose to the profane – witness the alarming Paul Delvaux mural of a girl in a white dress among rearing black engines in the station brasserie at Bruges.”
“Leopardi grew up in the small town of Recanati, where his charming but stern father was the local grandee, a man who dressed in dandyish black every day and rued the day he had married his cold and religiose wife.”
“Minoranze religiose e diritti: percorsi in cento anni di storia degli ebrei e dei valdesi, 1848 – 1948.”
“But the very fact that Time can relay such religiose twaddle without blushing or gagging is proof of how far the so-called Mainstream Media -- or M$M, as I've seen it abbreviated on certain blog-warrior sites -- has slid, or as Dizzy Dead would say, slud.”
“Although "Witness" (1952) — strange, anguished, religiose, entirely authentic — was a best seller, most of the liberal intelligentsia treated Chambers as a pariah and saw Hiss as a martyred innocent.”
“ Erasmus of such controversies: Pugnet qui volet, ego censeo leges majorum reverenter suscipiendas, et religiose observandas, velut a Deo profectas; nec esse tutum, nec esse pium, de potestate publica sinistram concipere aut serere suspicionem.”
“Gandentibus diis patriis, quos religiose colunt, &c. Yet are they very superstitious, like our wild Irish: though they of the better note, the kings of”
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