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cult British & World English

A system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object

cult English Thesaurus

a religious cult

cult hero British & World English

A writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success

cargo cult British & World English

(In the Melanesian Islands) a system of belief based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods

cult figure British & World English

A writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success

cult classic British & World English

Something, typically a film or book, that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society

cult heroine British & World English

A female writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success

fertility cult British & World English

A pagan religious system of some agricultural societies in which seasonal rites are performed with the aim of ensuring good harvests and the future well-being of the community

personality cult British & World English

Excessive public admiration for or devotion to a famous person, especially a political leader