Definition of religiously in US English:



  • 1In a way that relates to or conforms with a religion.

    ‘the religiously based school’
    • ‘Raised in a religiously observant family, he certainly felt the force of scriptural themes.’
    • ‘Much African art still seems religiously alive and therefore not entirely at home in a secular environment.’
    • ‘She expects him to be moved as deeply, as religiously as she is.’
    • ‘We heard the Red Guards warning our parents against raising us religiously.’
    • ‘The author addresses environmentalism's ties with religiously motivated ideas about stewardship.’
    • ‘This is not a movie aimed at the religiously pious.’
    • ‘To say what I want to say about this film, I think you need to know where I come from religiously.’
    • ‘More than 10 million poor, religiously conservative residents dominate the city.’
    • ‘Medieval Europe was politically fragmented and religiously divided.’
    • ‘He believes religiously in the "moral necessity of his annihilation".’
    1. 1.1 With consistent and conscientious regularity.
      ‘he practices religiously for four hours every day’
      • ‘I have many friends who watch her cable show religiously.’
      • ‘There are a few blogs I read religiously.’
      • ‘He fussed over detail and religiously followed the composer's intentions.’
      • ‘We had constantly these hurricanes coming in, so I was religiously watching the weather channel.’
      • ‘They were the only band we ever religiously followed.’
      • ‘I still follow my beloved team religiously.’
      • ‘This was the one book he religiously assigned to his students each year.’
      • ‘It is one of the few shows I religiously tune in to.’
      • ‘He rotates plant families every year to ensure that nutrients are not depleted from soils and he composts religiously.’
      • ‘The editors religiously retain the misspelled versions of 1816.’