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Definition 1: a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience - [noun denoting person]

(religious is a kind of ...) a person who manifests devotion to a deity

(... is a kind of religious ) one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

"monasteries of votaries"

(... is a kind of religious ) the head of a religious community

(... is a kind of religious ) a member of a religious order living in common

(... is a kind of religious ) a Christian recluse

(... is a kind of religious ) a woman religious

(... is a kind of religious ) a member of the Jesuit order

(... is a kind of religious ) a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict

(... is a kind of religious ) a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

(... is a kind of religious ) a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms

(... is an instance of religious) United States religious and writer (1915-1968)

Definition 2: having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a religious man
  • religious attitude

(religious is similar to ...) actively practicing a religion

(religious is similar to ...) resembling or suggesting or appropriate to a church

"churchlike silence" "the pure fragrance of churchly incense"

(religious is similar to ...) deeply religious

"a god-fearing and law-abiding people"

(religious is similar to ...) involving persons of different religious faiths

"an interfaith marriage" "interfaith good will"

(means also ...) having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

"pious readings"

Definition 3: of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the religious or regular clergy conducts the service

Definition 4: concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • religious texts
  • a member of a religious order
  • lords temporal and spiritual
  • spiritual leaders
  • spiritual songs

Synonyms for religious in the sense of this definition

(religious is similar to ...) concerned with religion or religious purposes

"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"

Definition 5: extremely scrupulous and conscientious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • religious in observing the rules of health

(religious is similar to ...) having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

"less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance"

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