Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive or affected religious zeal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Outward practice or profession of religion.
  • noun Affected religious zeal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The practice of, or devotion to, religion.
  • noun Affectation or pretense of religion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun excessive religious ardour or zeal
  • noun extreme piety
  • noun discrimination or prejudice on the basis of religion or religious beliefs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
  • noun exaggerated religious zealotry

Etymologies

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From religion +‎ -ism

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