Definition of ritualistic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrɪtʃʊəˈlɪstɪk/


1Relating to or characteristic of rituals followed as part of a religious or solemn ceremony: a ritualistic act of worship
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  • Besides these formal organizations, Filipinos gather with others from their province for ritualistic and religious ceremonies and festivals.
  • It previously would take place with beautiful traditional ceremonies and secret ritualistic sacrifices to the ancestors.
  • Ukrainians are ritualistic and religious in their funeral rites as well.
1.1Invariably performed in the same way: the party’s ritualistic display of support for their leader
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  • He's built on one aspect, kind of a ritualistic and performative quality in Duncan's work.
  • Again, the music's mood is ritualistic and almost fiercely celebratory.
  • With their origins in guerrilla street performance and ritualistic collective improvisations staged at various Tokyo-area temples, the band's formative years seemed destined to remain in the shadows.



Pronunciation: /ˈrɪtʃʊəlɪst/
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  • The 1661 Prayer Book roughly followed 1559, and was uniformly used until the 20th cent., though Anglo-catholic ritualists often illegally used Tridentine rites in English.
  • Now, don't misunderstand me: We need ritualists and liturgists who can preserve the outer forms of our religion, and re-invent them as time goes by, so that we neither lose our traditional roots nor become mired in them.
  • These people concerned themselves primarily with defending their standpoint and attempting to refute what they saw as the absurd claims and practices of both ritualists and non-materialists alike.


Pronunciation: /rɪtʃʊəˈlɪstɪkli/
Example sentences
  • Perhaps he misjudged his audience, who had just sat through complete darkness and ritualistically lit candles fairly enthusiastically.
  • Are the leaders of the past ritualistically remembered just during anniversaries, only to be forgotten for the rest of the year?
  • The stage is ritualistically transformed by the presence of a shrine and offerings to the gods on one corner of the stage, and by the performance of the opening item, usually referred to in programs as ‘an invocatory item’.

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