The Opposite(Antonym) of “antireligious”
The antonym of antireligious is religious, pious, and devout. These antonyms describe a person's attitude towards religion, with antireligious being against religion and the other three being in favor of it.
Definitions and Examples of religious, pious, devout
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Relating to or believing in a religion.
She was a very religious person who attended church every Sunday.
Devoutly religious; showing reverence for a deity or religious principles.
He was a pious man who prayed several times a day.
Deeply religious; committed to a particular faith or religious practice.
She was a devout Catholic who never missed Mass.
Key Differences: religious vs pious vs devout
- 1Religious is a general term that describes someone who believes in a religion.
- 2Pious describes someone who is deeply religious and shows reverence for religious principles.
- 3Devout describes someone who is deeply committed to a particular faith or religious practice.
Effective Usage of religious, pious, devout
- 1Discuss Religion: Use these antonyms to discuss different attitudes towards religion.
- 2Describe People: Use these words to describe people's religious beliefs and practices.
- 3Analyze Literature: Look for these antonyms in literature to understand characters' attitudes towards religion.
The antonyms have distinct nuances: Religious is a general term, pious describes deep reverence for religious principles, and devout describes deep commitment to a particular faith. Use these words to discuss religion, describe people's religious beliefs, and analyze literature.