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idolatry

[ ahy-dol-uh-tree ]SEE DEFINITION OF idolatry
  • nounthe worship of idols
  • nounextreme devotion

Synonyms for idolatry

  • adoration
  • worship
  • idolism
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Abraham also evinced his characteristic aversion of idolatry.

Israel relapsed into idolatry, and God punished them with the scourge of war.

Idolatry indeed is wickedness; but it is the thing, not the name, which is so.

The Black Prince, from my childhood, had been the object of my idolatry.

He parted with her, not because of his indifference, but rather by reason of his idolatry.

She is the idyll of our shanty, and our regard for her approaches to idolatry.

This was too much for their faith then, and they both went back to idolatry.

Fleeting shadow that she was, he loved her already to idolatry.

It is not a mere question of wisdom or of taste, this prevalence and idolatry of dogs.

“It seemeth me you be too rude (harsh, severe) to charge the Papists with idolatry,” she said.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French idolatrie, from Vulgar Latin idolatria, shortened from Late Latin idololatria (Tertullian), from Ecclesiastical Greek eidololatria "worship of idols," from eidolon "image" (see idol) + latreia "worship, service" (see -latry).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IDOLATRY

admiration

noungreat respect
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