Definition of Romish in English:


Syllabification: Rom·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈrōmiSH


chiefly • derogatory
  • Roman Catholic: Romish ideas
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    • That Romish, Popeish man of sin The one you loathed so long You gather at his bidding And sing his birthday song.
    • It gained new life in America, particularly among the New England Puritans determined to build a church ‘purged of Romish corruptions.’
    • Nor do non-church-goers appear to have been actively hostile to religion except when it took on a Romish or ritualistic form and became linked with the abrasive relations between Irish immigrants and the host community.

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