Definition of hagiolatry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhaɡɪˈɒlətri/


[mass noun]
1The worship of saints.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with hagiolatry

bardolatry, iconolatry, idolatry

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