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See definition of monkish on Dictionary.com
  • as inclerical
  • as inmonastic

synonyms for monkish

  • ecclesiastical
  • ministerial
  • monastic
  • pastoral
  • rabbinical
  • apostolic
  • canonical
  • churchly
  • cleric
  • ecclesiastic
  • episcopal
  • holy
  • papal
  • parsonical
  • parsonish
  • pontifical
  • prelatic
  • priestly
  • sacerdotal
  • sacred
  • theocratical
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • contemplative
  • secluded
  • solitary
  • celibate
  • oblate
  • reclusive
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How to use monkish in a sentence

The doctrine of the creation the earth only six or seven thousand years ago is a product of monkish ignorance.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
The monkish representations of the wounds were depicted in countless rosaries and Books of Hours.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
A long process of reasoning could then be saved by reference to some obscure picture of monkish fancy.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
And did God give you a grip of steel and an arm of iron to let them grow weak in some monkish cell?
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Among the monkish loot at St. Albans was an ancient cameo herewith reproduced.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Thus we find even in medival times, Westminster alluded to by monkish writers as a locus terribilis or sacred place.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
The tale is valuable as a picture of Celtic saintdom; no monkish fabulists would have told such stories of Latin saints.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
The grave at Glastonbury, it must be owned with regret, is now generally understood to be a monkish fable.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
But it was helplessly and thoroughly personal, and it was no more philosophized than a monkish chronicle of the Middle Ages.
THE QUALITY OF MERCYW. D. HOWELLS
And smile not either—lest I spoil the symmetry of that face for your monkish mummery and processions.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MONKISH

  • apostolic
  • canonical
  • churchly
  • cleric
  • ecclesiastic
  • ecclesiastical
  • episcopal
  • holy
  • ministerial
  • monastic
  • monkish
  • papal
  • parsonical
  • parsonish
  • pastoral
  • pontifical
  • prelatic
  • priestly
  • rabbinical
  • sacerdotal
  • sacred
  • theocratical
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.