Definition of hagiolatry in English:


Line breaks: hagi|ol¦atry
Pronunciation: /ˌhagɪˈɒlətri


[mass noun]
  • 1The worship of saints.
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    • The companion to media demonisation is the hagiolatry of Western leaders and apologetics for their crimes.
    • In this country and in USA there is a distinguished tradition of hagiolatry of these scoundrels.
    • But this kind of hagiolatry might spread the length and breadth of the continent with the appearance of further saints of this type.
  • 1.1Undue veneration of a famous person.
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    • Writing on film is already trashy enough, already skewed by celebrity suck-up values and movie star hagiolatry.
    • Most biographies of him have been exercises in hagiolatry, failing to mention his considerable weaknesses.

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