religiosity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religiosity exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Religiosity The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n religiosity 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.
    • n religiosity Religious exercise or service.
    • n religiosity Members of the religious orders.
    • n religiosity Synonyms piety, Holiness, etc. See religion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Religiosity religiousness, religious sentimentality
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. religiositas,: cf. F. religiosit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. religio, -onisre-, back, ligāre, to bind.

Usage

In literature:

This religiosity, of Christian form, was essential to George Sand.
"George Sand, Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings" by Rene Doumic
It is here that those who explain this modern religiosity will seem most arbitrary to the inquirer.
"God The Invisible King" by Herbert George Wells
One Jewish quality these Arabs manifest; the outcome of many or of all high qualities: what we may call religiosity.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
This gradual conquest of the old religiosity by the spirit of modern common sense is shown most interestingly in the Salvation Army.
"The Profits of Religion" by Upton Sinclair
Others, again, have all their religiosity rooted in their family life.
"Bunyan Characters First Series" by Alexander Whyte
As a people they are distinguished from all other nations by their religiosity.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
This gradual conquest of the old religiosity by the spirit of modern common sense is shown most interestingly in the Salvation Army.
"The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition" by Upton Sinclair
Voluptuousness and haughtiness were replaced by religiosity and repentance in Mme.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
In times of peace they were centres of a true, emotional religiosity.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
One Jewish quality these Arabs manifest; the outcome of many or of all high qualities; what we may call religiosity.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
They satisfied the taste of the people for religiosity, if not religion.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
There is less aggressive religiosity in Y.M.C.A.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
His religiosity was a doubtful "asset" as people say nowadays: and even his pathetic personal history had its awkward side.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
Much religiosity, but little true religion, was to be found.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Voluptuousness and haughtiness were replaced by religiosity and repentance in Mme.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Now it is curious that the old gentleman himself is totally devoid of religiosity.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
In the vast majority of instances observed and recorded, the religiosity of the savage is conspicuous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The pendulum had swung back, and from whining religiosity the people turned to the extreme of licentiousness.
"The Dover Road" by Charles G. Harper
You are only running a little tilt against religiosity.
"Diana Tempest, Volume II (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
The religiosity of the Churches appealed to him as little as ever it did.
"A Gamble with Life" by Silas K. Hocking
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In news:

Gallup study unveils America's religiosity.
Right across the Deep South, according to the Gallup's recent analysis of America's religiosity.
Don Bell likes to mix business, politics and religiosity.
With all of the consternation about religion in this country, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of just how anomalous our religiosity is in the world.
Denys Arcand's intelligent, audacious "Jesus of Montreal" attempts to shake up stale religious assumptions, undermine religiosity with wit, and question the Gospels with a new reverence that springs from our modern, commercial world.
Duce's Wild: Will service to the elderly be a casualty of decreased religiosity .
Religiosity is on the decline in the US and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll.
Christmas poll guages holiday's religiosity (or not).
Kimberly Winston, correspondent for the Religion News Service, discusses a new poll that shows an uptick in atheism , and a drop in religiosity, in the United States.
According to a new poll, religiosity worldwide is declining while more people say they are atheists .
Duce's Wild: Will service to the elderly be a casualty of decreased religiosity.
What antipsychotic—if any—is most effective in a patient with schizophrenia whose chief symptom is hyper-religiosity.
Wouldn't that feel more welcoming than telling a person that their perception of religiosity in the fellowship is unfounded, causing unnecessary confusion and self-doubt when they are striving for clarity and confidence.
Murfreesboro, TN – Religiosity is making occasional commentator Doug Dwyer uncomfortable.
But these polls may be overlooking a crucial phenomenon: Although participation in organized religion is declining, religiosity and spirituality may not be on the same downward trend.
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