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Consecrated to or belonging to the divinity or a deity; holy
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  1. Consecrated to or belonging to the divinity or a deity; holy
  2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
  3. Worthy of religious veneration:
Of or belonging to a religion; sacred:
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  1. Of or belonging to a religion; sacred:
  2. Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul:
  3. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
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  1. Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
  2. Dedicated to religious use; belonging to or coming from God; consecrated; sacred
  3. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
Devoted to God; religious; sacrosanct
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  1. Devoted to God; religious; sacrosanct
  2. Given or inspired by God; holy; sacred
  3. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity:
Of, having to do with, based on, or offering instruction in, theology or a theology
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  1. Of, having to do with, based on, or offering instruction in, theology or a theology
  2. Of or relating to theology.
  3. Of or relating to theology or to specialized religious study.
In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
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  1. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
  2. Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics:
  3. Having to do with ethics or morality; of or conforming to moral standards
Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character:
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  1. Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character:
  2. Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence:
  3. Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior:
Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
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  1. Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
  2. Appropriate to a church or to use in a church:
Relating to the clergy or one of its members
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  1. Relating to the clergy or one of its members
  2. Of or relating to clerks or office workers or their work.
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy.
Belonging to the canon of the Bible
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  1. Belonging to the canon of the Bible
  2. (Religion) In conformity with canon law.
  3. (Religion) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.
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  1. Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.
  2. Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous.
  3. Existing or occurring outside the normal experience or knowledge of man; not explainable by the known forces or laws of nature; specif., of, involving, or attributed to God or a god
Regarded as sacred and inviolable.
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  1. Regarded as sacred and inviolable.
  2. Very sacred, holy, or inviolable
Of or fit for a church
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  1. Of or fit for a church
Pertaining to liturgy.
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  1. Pertaining to liturgy.
  2. Of, relating to, or in accordance with liturgy:
  3. Of or pertaining to liturgy in general or to the liturgy of a particular church or religion
Of or relating to theism
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Of or relating to deism.
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Of or relating to pantheism.
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Of or relating to sacerdotalism.
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  1. Of or relating to sacerdotalism.
  2. Of or relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly.
  3. Characterized by belief in the divine authority of the priesthood
Characteristic of or suitable for a priest.
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  1. Characteristic of or suitable for a priest.
  2. Of or relating to a priest or the priesthood.
  3. Of or relating to priests; order of the priests; high religious position
Pompously dogmatic or self-important; pretentious.
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  1. Pompously dogmatic or self-important; pretentious.
  2. Having to do with or celebrated by a bishop or other high-ranking prelate
  3. Relating to, characteristic of, or suitable for a pontiff.
(Law) Of, relating to, or being a mandatory act or duty admitting of no personal discretion or judgment in its performance.
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  1. (Law) Of, relating to, or being a mandatory act or duty admitting of no personal discretion or judgment in its performance.
  2. Of the nature of a routine or mechanical function performed with a minimum of discretion. Of the nature of a routine or mechanical function performed with a minimum of discretion.
  3. (Especially law) Serving as an instrument or means (i.e., procedural or ancillary, not substantive).
Very religious; pious
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  1. Very religious; pious
  2. Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position:
  3. Devoted to a religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations:
Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
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  1. Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
  2. Showing or characterized by religious devotion:
  3. Earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; reverent or devout:
Having great reverence for God; pious.
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  1. Having great reverence for God; pious.
  2. Of or from God; divine
  3. Devoted to God; pious; devout; religious
Self-righteous, smug, etc.
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  1. Self-righteous, smug, etc.
  2. Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
  3. Pretending to be holy or pious; affecting sanctity
Fearing God
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  1. Fearing God
  2. Devout; pious
Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds.
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  1. Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds.
  2. Conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion or politics; approved or conventional [orthodox ideas]
  3. Of or relating to Orthodox Judaism.
Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
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  1. Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
  2. Extremely or excessively strict in matters of morals and religion
  3. Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.
  1. Showing respect or reverence; respectful
  2. Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.
Showing or caused by reverence
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  1. Showing or caused by reverence
  2. Expressing reverence; reverent.
  3. Inspiring reverence.
Responsible; conscientious:
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  1. Responsible; conscientious:
  2. (Obs.) Full of faith, esp. religious faith
  3. Consistent with truth or actuality:
  1. Diligently attentive in observing a law, custom, duty or principle; regardful; mindful.
  2. Strict in observing, or keeping, a law, custom, duty, rule, etc.
  3. (Judaism) Designating or of a person who adheres strictly to traditional religious practices
Actively working in, engaging in, or observing something, especially a particular profession or religion:
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  1. Actively working in, engaging in, or observing something, especially a particular profession or religion:
Characterized by renewal, resurgence, or return:
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  1. Characterized by renewal, resurgence, or return:
  2. Of, relating to, or being a person who has made a conversion or has renewed a commitment to Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior:
  3. Of or relating to evangelical Christianity:
Unconcerned with secular matters.
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  1. Unconcerned with secular matters.
  2. Having or showing little understanding of the ways of the world; naive or impractical:
  3. Of or relating to the spiritual as opposed to the material.
Characterized by method; orderly; systematic
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  1. Characterized by method; orderly; systematic
  2. Arranged or proceeding in regular, systematic order:
  3. Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to facilitate practical observation.
Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination:
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  1. Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination:
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of an hour or 60 seconds. &diamf3; A sidereal minute is1 /60 of a sidereal hour, and a mean solar minute is1 /60 of a mean solar hour.
  3. Not worthy of notice; insignificant:
Done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete
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  1. Done or proceeding through to the end; omitting nothing; complete
  2. Absolute; utter:
  3. That is completely (the thing specified); out-and-out; absolute
Of or characterized by devotion
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  1. Of or characterized by devotion
  2. (Usually religious) Of or pertaining to devotion or worship.
  3. Of, relating to, expressive of, or used in devotion, especially of a religious nature.
Very religious; pious
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  1. Very religious; pious
  2. Devoted to a religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations:
  3. Characterized by religious devotion or piety:
Having great reverence for God; pious.
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  1. Having great reverence for God; pious.
  2. Of or from God; divine
  3. Devoted to God; pious; devout; religious
(Informal) Used as an intensive:
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  1. (Informal) Used as an intensive:
  2. Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
  3. Regarded with veneration or specified for a religious purpose:
Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
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  1. Sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
  2. Showing or characterized by religious devotion:
  3. Earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; reverent or devout:
Like or expressive of prayer
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  1. Like or expressive of prayer
  2. Inclined or given to praying frequently; devout.
  3. Typical or indicative of prayer, as a mannerism, gesture, or facial expression.
Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
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  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
  2. Like or characteristic of a saint; befitting a holy person; saintlike.
Devoted to God; religious; sacrosanct
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  1. Devoted to God; religious; sacrosanct
  2. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity:
  3. Given or inspired by God; holy; sacred
Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
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  1. Living or undertaken with highly moral or spiritual purpose; saintly:
  2. Regarded with veneration or specified for a religious purpose:
  3. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred.
Worthy of religious veneration:
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  1. Worthy of religious veneration:
  2. Regarded with the respect or reverence accorded holy things; venerated; hallowed
  3. Consecrated to or belonging to the divinity or a deity; holy
Having to do with organized Christian worship
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  1. Having to do with organized Christian worship
  2. Of or relating to the church; ecclesiastical.
Of or relating to a church.
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  1. Of or relating to a church.
Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
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  1. Used chiefly in early writings relating to Christianity
  2. Of a church, its organization, or its clergy
Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
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  1. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural:
  2. Of or belonging to a religion; sacred:
  3. Of religion or the church; sacred, devotional, or ecclesiastical; not lay or temporal

Synonym Study

  • Sanctimonious in current usage implies a hypocritical pretense of piety or devoutness and often connotes smugness or haughtiness his sanctimonious disapproval of dancing
  • Pious suggests scrupulous adherence to the forms of one's religion but may, in derogatory usage, connote hypocrisy the pious burghers who defraud their tenants
  • Devout implies sincere, worshipful devotion to one's faith or religion
  • Religious stresses faith in a particular religion and constant adherence to its tenets to lead a religious life
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