Synonyms for idol
- false god
- golden calf
- graven image
- pagan symbol
Antonyms for idol
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IDOL
But you know the old man has become a miser, and makes money his idol.
He at least did not think that the idol had been forsaken because the use of his name was given up.
But Mammon was never the name of an idol or other form of false deity.
After all, it's a satisfaction to find that one's idol makes a handsome bibelot.
He had written of his idol before; but it was not till I came that he told it all to me.
It does not make money an idol, but regards it as a useful agent.
When the god is not present, his idol is merely a block of wood or stone.
We made an idol of it, and the idol played us the usual idol-pranks.
Genius is her idol; and with her genius is found in everything.
Unknown to any mortal, Joan had made a kind of idol of the pictured Denasia.
mid-13c., "image of a deity as an object of (pagan) worship," from Old French idole "idol, graven image, pagan god," from Late Latin idolum "image (mental or physical), form," used in Church Latin for "false god," from Greek eidolon "appearance, reflection in water or a mirror," later "mental image, apparition, phantom," also "material image, statue," from eidos "form" (see -oid). Figurative sense of "something idolized" is first recorded 1560s (in Middle English the figurative sense was "someone who is false or untrustworthy"). Meaning "a person so adored" is from 1590s.