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idolatrous

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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɒlətrəs
 
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Definition of idolatrous in English:

adjective

1Relating to or practising idolatry; idol-worshipping: idolatrous religions
Synonyms
idol-worshipping, icon-worshipping, fetishistic;
pagan, heathen, heretical, infidel, sacrilegious
idolizing, fetishistic;
1.1Showing extreme admiration or reverence for something: America’s idolatrous worship of the auto
More example sentences
  • This fascination brings him to the IBM factory in Poughkeepsie, where he is struck above all by the spooky, almost idolatrous worship of the company's president, Thomas Watson Jr.
  • Will Herberg argued that American civil religion essentially was idolatrous worship of itself, merely propagating an ethnocentric American way of life around the world.
  • So long as business is held to have a commercial interest in behaving morally and responsibly by putting more ‘feminine’ titles on sale, the market will continue to be the subject of idolatrous worship.

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