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idolatrous

[ ahy-dol-uh-truh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF idolatrous

Synonyms for idolatrous

  • heathen
  • idol worshipping
  • pagan
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IDOLATROUS

The story of his idolatrous passion for Mary Fitton is the story of his life.

Even an idolatrous worship must not be overturned by violent means.

The rites of Kaaba were stripped of every idolatrous tendency.

To me they seem a frigid, unintelligent device, not to say idolatrous.

He gave them a parliament, made them give up their idolatrous customs.

She never took her eyes from him, and her gaze was idolatrous in its love.

But Helena does not behold him with our eyes; but as he is "sanctified in her idolatrous fancy."

Do you mean, Rupert, that you have really embraced that idolatrous sect?

The sun has been the most general object of idolatrous worship in all the ages.

The river Nile was an object of idolatrous worship for ages.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from idolater + -ous.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IDOLATROUS

heathen

adjectivenot believing in christian god
  • agnostic
  • atheistic
  • barbarian
  • godless
  • idolatrous
  • infidel
  • irreligious
  • nonbeliever
  • pagan
  • profane
  • skeptic
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