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Meaning & Definition of Religious in English

English

Religious

/rɪlɪʤəs/

noun

1. A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

    synonym:
  • religious

adjective

1. Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church

  • "Religious texts"
  • "A member of a religious order"
  • "Lords temporal and spiritual"
  • "Spiritual leaders"
  • "Spiritual songs"
    synonym:
  • religious
  • ,
  • spiritual

2. Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity

  • "A religious man"
  • "Religious attitude"
    synonym:
  • religious

3. Of or relating to clergy bound by monastic vows

  • "The religious or regular clergy conducts the service"
    synonym:
  • religious

4. Extremely scrupulous and conscientious

  • "Religious in observing the rules of health"
    synonym:
  • religious

Examples of using

The Quakers are a religious people.
Tom belonged to a religious order.
Tom works with religious devotion.