NounReligion (plural Religions)
- A collection of practices, based on beliefs and teachings that are highly valued or sacred.
- Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.
- Any ongoing spiritual practice one engages in, in order to shape their character or improve traits of their personality.
- An ideological and traditional heritage.
Adjectives for Religion
scurvy; ritual; rudimentary; concentrated; positive; fierce; absurd; austere; profane; constructive; inaccessible; sanguinary; powerful; fervent; blessed; unalterable; irrevocable; distinct; revealed; peaceful; maudlin; professed; easy-minded; blatant; doctrinal; gripping; saving.
Verbs for Religion
adopt—; attack—; cast aside—; cherish—; corrupt—; defile—; define—; devote to—; discredit—; embrace—; formulate—; inculcate—; interpret—; profess—; renounce —; ridicule—; side-track—; stamp out—; traduce—; venerate—; —comforts; —consoles ; —elevates; —fetters ; —influences ; —moulds; —nourishes; —paralyzes; —perishes; —prevails; —purges; —purifies; — sanctifies; —sways; —unifies; —wanes.
faith, faithfulness, formulated belief, gospel, hagiography, hagiology, hierology, ideology, ism, logos Christology, logos theology, love of God, natural theology, neoorthodox theology, neoorthodoxy, observance, patristic theology, persuasion, phenomenological theology, physicotheology, pietism, piety, piousness, political faith, political philosophy, rationalism, religionism, religiousness, reverence, scholastic theology, school, sect, secularism, soteriology, system of belief, systematics, theism, theology, veneration, world view, worship, worshipfulness, Babi, Babism, Bahaism, Brahmanism, Brahmoism, Buddhism, Buddhology, Chen Yen Buddhism, Christianity, Mariolatry, Mariology, Mercersburg theology, Weltanschauung, adoration, anthroposophy, apologetics, articles of religion, belief, canonics, catechism, church, churchgoing, communion, conformity, connection, credenda, credo, creed, crisis theology, cult, cultism, denomination, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, dialogical theology, divinity, doctrinal statement, doctrinalism, doctrine, doctrinism, dogma, dogmatics, dutifulness, eschatology, existential theology,
From religiōn-, the stem of the Latin religiō (“scrupulousness”, “pious misgivings”, “superstition”, “conscientiousness”, “sanctity”, “an object of veneration”, “cult-observance”, “reverence”), from religō (“I bind back or behind”), from re + ligō (“I tie, bind, or bandage”).
Generally speaking, certain groups that do not acknowledge the existence of one or more deities, such as Buddhism, are still religious, though some people prefer a definition of religion that discourages non-theistic groups from identifying as religious. Others are in favor of a more inclusive definition of religion that recognizes that everyone has their own set of religious beliefs. Avoid calling religious institutions that should be called churches, religions.
- accusative singular of religio
Religion f. (plural Religions)
- a religion