Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of religion | Another word for religion | What is religion?

Definition 1: a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where religion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lost his faith but not his morality

Synonyms for religion in the sense of this definition

(religion is a kind of ...) according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues

(religion is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of religion ) the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads

(... is a kind of religion ) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils

(... is a kind of religion ) a non-doctrinal religion that stresses individual freedom of belief and rejects the Trinity

(... is a kind of religion ) the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

(... is a kind of religion ) any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

(... is a kind of religion ) the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

"it was a satanic cult"

(... is a kind of religion ) religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

(... is a kind of religion ) any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)

(... is a kind of religion ) system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)

(... is a kind of religion ) ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

(... is a kind of religion ) the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors

(... is a kind of religion ) popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

(... is a kind of religion ) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

(... is a kind of religion ) the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

(... is a kind of religion ) a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality

(... is a kind of religion ) religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices

(... is a kind of religion ) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

(... is a kind of religion ) an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States

"Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private"

(... is a kind of religion ) the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

(... is a kind of religion ) the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

(... is a kind of religion ) the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

(... is a kind of religion ) a system of religious beliefs and rituals

"devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) show devotion to (a deity)

"Many Hindus worship Shiva"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) be born anew in another body after death

"Hindus believe that we transmigrate"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) ritually clean or pure

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws

"unclean meat" "and the swine...is unclean to you"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism

"Protestant churches" "a Protestant denomination"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)

"highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or characteristic of Christianity

"Christian rites"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals

"discalced friars"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church

"Mormon leaders" "the former Mormon practice of polygamy"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley

"Methodist theology"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther

"Lutheran doctrines"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church

"the Episcopal hierarchy" "married by an Episcopalian minister"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church

"an Anglican bishop"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

"Orthodox Judaism"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or characterizing revivalism

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a catechism summarizing the principles of Christianity

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) hold a false or unorthodox belief

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer

"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) the world of the dead

"No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God

"the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

"Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

"none of his brothers would betray him"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) (religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Definition 2: an institution to express belief in a divine power - [noun denoting group]

Samples where religion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was raised in the Baptist religion
  • a member of his own faith contradicted him

Synonyms for religion in the sense of this definition

(religion is a kind of ...) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of religion ) followers of an exclusive system of beliefs and practices

(... is a kind of religion ) followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

(... is a kind of religion ) a subdivision of a larger religious group

(... is a kind of religion ) the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation

(... is a kind of religion ) the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan

(... is a kind of religion ) a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment

(... is a kind of religion ) the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699

(... is a kind of religion ) one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship

(... is a kind of religion ) Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud

(... is a kind of religion ) the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

(... is a kind of religion ) religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

(... is a kind of religion ) a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) declare (a dead person) to be a saint

"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) expel through adjuration or prayers

"exorcise evil spirits"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) administer the rite of confirmation to

"the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) enter into a covenant

(religion is the domain which ... is member of) save from sins

More words

Another word for relievo

Another word for reliever

Another word for relieved

Another word for relieve oneself

Another word for relieve

Another word for religionism

Another word for religionist

Another word for religiosity

Another word for religious

Another word for religious belief


Other word for religious belief

religious belief meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce religious belief