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Definition of "religionism" [re•li•gion•ism]

  • Excessive or affected religious zeal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "religionism" in a sentence
  • "But the effect, upon the minds of young persons, of frequenting the society of those in whose conversation and manners religious principle or feeling does not appear, will almost inevitably be to render what they know of religion the source of uneasiness, and of fruitless conflicts between conscience and inclination: and if, at the same time, much of hollow religionism is witnessed by them, the probable result will be either immovable indifference, or confirmed infidelity."
  • "Sterling focuses on seven reasons we should all be panicking: the climate; intellectual property; currency speculation; the insurance market; the ageing population; the increasing irrelevance of nation states; the flight from reason/science, with refuge taken in superstition and religionism."
  • "And mostly it is the busy bodies who are misguided by minority people they fear, who may themselves actually practice religionism against Christianity, that make up these stupid rulings."