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Religious and evil too, unfortunately (10)


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'religious' is the definition.
Both the definition and answer are adjectives. Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?

'and evil too unfortunately' is the wordplay.
'unfortunately' is an anagram indicator (a bad or unfortunate spelling).
'andeviltoo' with letters rearranged gives 'DEVOTIONAL'.

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(Other definitions for devotional that I've seen before include "Of worship" , "Short prayer service" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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