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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
religion (noun)
1.
a) the state of a - religious a nun in her 20th year of religion
b) (1) the service and worship of God or the supernatural
(2) commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2.
a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3.
archaic scrupulous conformity - conscientiousness
4.
a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
religion (noun)
1.
a body of beliefs and practices regarding the supernatural and the worship of one or more deities
SYNONIMS:
credo, creed, cult, faith, persuasion
RELATED WORDS:
church, communion, denomination, sect; doctrine, dogma, theology; deism, heathenism, monotheism, paganism, pantheism, polytheism, theism
NEAR ANTONYMS:
agnosticism, know-nothingism; atheism, godlessness, nonbelief, secularism, unbelief
religion (noun)
2.
belief and trust in and loyalty to God
SYNONIMS:
devotion, piety, religion
RELATED WORDS:
devoutness, piousness, religiousness; adoration, reverence, veneration, worship; profession, protestation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disbelief, doubt, unbelief, unfaith; agnosticism, know-nothingism; apostasy, lapse, tergiversation
atheism, godlessness
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