Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    JustAlilBit is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Lithuanian
      • Home Country:
      • Lithuania
      • Current Location:
      • Lithuania
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    209
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default I'm looking for a word

    What kind of English word could describe a person who can't imagine his life without God, church, and prayers.

  2. #2
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    19,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I'm looking for a word

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    What kind of English word could describe a person who can't imagine his life without God, church, and prayers.
    There's no word that means that. Do you want a straight-forward word for very religious like 'pious', a pejorative like 'God-botherer' ... ? How do you want to use this word?

  3. #3
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,253
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I'm looking for a word

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    What kind of English word could describe a person who can't imagine his life without God, church, and prayers.
    Possibly "religious" or "devout".

  4. #4
    Raymott's Avatar
    Raymott is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    19,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I'm looking for a word

    I was wondering whether the lack of imagination was essential to the definition.

  5. #5
    JustAlilBit is offline Banned
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Lithuanian
      • Home Country:
      • Lithuania
      • Current Location:
      • Lithuania
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    209
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I'm looking for a word

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There's no word that means that. Do you want a straight-forward word for very religious like 'pious', a pejorative like 'God-botherer' ... ? How do you want to use this word?
    Thank you Raymott, "Pious" I was looking for =)

  6. #6
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,473
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: I'm looking for a word

    A variation - much loved by crossword-setters, though I've never met it in any other context - is 'pi'.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2012, 23:53
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18-Jun-2012, 18:43
  3. [Vocabulary] English word for tamil word thali
    By selvaece2004 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2009, 13:01
  4. Word Checker 1 - The Dolch basic word list
    By Tdol in forum UsingEnglish.com Content
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-May-2004, 13:26
  5. Word Checker 1 - The Dolch basic word list
    By Tdol in forum UsingEnglish.com Content
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2004, 15:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk