Meaning of “religious” in the English Dictionary

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"religious" in British English

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us uk /rɪˈlɪdʒ.əs/

B2 relating to religion:

religious education

B2 having a strong belief in a god or gods:

He's deeply religious and goes to church twice a week.

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  • The book is essentially an exhortation to religious tolerance.
  • Recent years have witnessed a growth in religious fundamentalism.
  • His poetry is imbued with deep, religious feeling.
  • I don't want them to impose their religious beliefs on my children.
  • There's a religious assembly every morning.

(Definition of “religious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"religious" in American English

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us /rɪˈlɪdʒ·əs/

of, relating to, or involved with religion, or living and worshiping according to the beliefs of a particular religion:

a religious holiday
He is deeply religious.

(Definition of “religious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)