from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being religious.
- n. Excessive or affected piety.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being religious or pious, especially when zealous or exaggerated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Religiousness; the sentiment of religion; specifically, in recent use, an excessive susceptibility to the religious sentiments, especially wonder, awe, and reverence, unaccompanied by any corresponding loyalty to divine law in daily life; religious sentimentality.
- n. Religious exercise or service.
- n. Members of the religious orders.
- n. Synonyms piety, Holiness, etc. See religion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
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Ignoring social science research and epidemiological evidence to the contrary, Welner claimed that Khadr's religiosity is a sign of future dangerousness, In fact, research has conclusively found the opposite: religious belief and membership in a community are reliable predictors for rehabilitation.
I think this stems from the fact that inside the beltway religiosity is in short display.
Yet secular values are transforming this part of the world, too, and as they do, religiosity is declining.
Uninformed religiosity is a form of ignorance that leads to intolerance.
Just to illustrate this point a little bit further, data from a forthcoming study by some of my colleagues and myself shows shows that religiosity is already emerging as an important “filter” for certain publics when they make sense of nano.
Certainly, as Arne makes reference to, there's enough proof that a public demonstration of religiosity is almost a prerequisite for being a presidential candidate.
Khairy adds that this deepening religiosity is not unique to the Muslim world.
But the data say otherwise: There is no significant difference in religiosity between moderates and radicals.
In reality this current wave of religiosity is nothing more than contemporary twist on 16th century practice of selling indulgences.
But long-range trends in religiosity (the term sociologists use for "depth or intensity of religiousness"), as measured by the National Election Studies polling series on church attendance, do not favor the Republicans.