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[ dee-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF deification

Synonyms for deification

  • admiration
  • adoration
  • awe
  • deference
  • devotion
  • esteem
  • loyalty
  • piety
  • respect
  • veneration
  • apotheosis
  • approbation
  • approval
  • bow
  • devoutness
  • fealty
  • fear
  • genuflection
  • homage
  • honor
  • love
  • obeisance
  • obsequiousness
  • praise
  • prostration
  • religiousness
  • worship
  • high esteem
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Antonyms for deification

  • dishonor
  • disregard
  • disrespect
  • hate
  • censure
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • dislike
  • hatred
  • disdain
  • scorn
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEIFICATION

Which was the more worthy of deification—the yoni, or the phallus?

This knowledge is a supernatural gift, which (in the Poimandres) confers ‘deification’.

From this view of the dead to the deification of the latter is but a short step.

It is absurd to quarrel with Milton's deification of the Judaic Jehovah.

But a fearful Nemesis follows the deification and adoration of them.

One has heard of deification, but what on earth does gourdification mean?

On the other hand, the result of the transformation in Hermes is deification.

The deification of heroes changed into the canonization of saints.

Again (p. 351), 'Totemism' (as opposed to fetichism), 'is a deification of classes.'

The deification of the wind as soul or breath is common to many mythologies.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Late Latin deificationem (nominative deificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deificare (see deify).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEIFICATION

apotheosis

nounglorification
  • deification
  • elevation
  • idolization
  • immortalization

hero worship

nounadmiration of great person
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