Synonyms for Religion:

n.

essence, priority, ceremonial, concern, incantation, liturgy, staple, consecration, burning issue/question, observance, element, key, feature, ritual, ceremony, basis, core, holiday. denomination, sect, church. believe, reform, change, be born again. belief in divinity; system of beliefs (noun)
devotion, veneration, mythology, creed, spirituality, orthodoxy, ritual, church, observance, communion, piety, denomination, myth, religiosity, sect, superstition, doctrine, theology, cult, prayer.
religion (noun)
faith, religious belief.
religious belief (noun)
denomination.
school of thought (noun)
sect.
theology (noun)
credo, belief, faith, theology, creed, orthodoxy, doctrine, catechism, ideology, gospel.
worship (noun)
devoutness, exaltation, homage, Ardency, respect, cultism, prayer, admiration, piety, reverence, duty, awe, deification, faithfulness, adoration, veneration, worship, devotion, idolization.

Other synonyms:

religiosity. persuasion, sect. blessing, communion, church, denomination. bless. confession. fable
myth.
sect
cult.

Usage examples for religion

  1. " Aw, my dear, don't ye ever meddle wi' religion – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. This is the religion of the body, the religion of fear. – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  3. Oh, it was a bad time for religion – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley