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

  • noun The quality of being religious.
  • noun Excessive or affected piety.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Religiousness; the sentiment of religion; specifically, in recent use, an excessive susceptibility to the religious sentiments, especially wonder, awe, and reverence, unaccompanied by any corresponding loyalty to divine law in daily life; religious sentimentality.
  • noun Religious exercise or service.
  • noun Members of the religious orders.
  • noun Synonyms piety, Holiness, etc. See religion.

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

  • noun rare The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness.

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

  • noun The quality of being religious or pious, especially when zealous or exaggerated.

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

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal


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