idolatrous


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i·dol·a·trous

 (ī-dŏl′ə-trəs)
adj.
1. Of, constituting, or having to do with the worship of idols or false gods.
2. Characterized by or given to uncritical or excessive devotion to something: "Love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship." (Erich Fromm).

i·dol′a·trous·ly adv.

i•dol•a•trous

(aɪˈdɒl ə trəs)

adj.
1. worshiping idols.
2. given to excessive admiration or devotion.
3. of or pertaining to idolatry.
[1540–50]
i•dol′a•trous•ly, adv.
i•dol′a•trous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.idolatrous - relating to or practicing idolatry; "idolatrous worship"
2.idolatrous - blindly or excessively devoted or adoring
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
Translations
وَثَني، مُخْتَص بِعِبادة الأوثان
modlářský
forgudende
bálványimádásig menõ
hjáguîadÿrkunar-
puta tapanputperest

idolatrous

[aɪˈdɒlətrəs] ADJidólatra, idolátrico

idolatrous

adj (lit)Götzen-; (fig)abgöttisch

idolatrous

[aɪˈdɒlətrəs] adj (pej) → idolatra

idol

(ˈaidl) noun
1. an image of a god, which is worshipped. The tribesmen bowed down before their idol.
2. a greatly loved person, thing etc. The singer was the idol of thousands of teenagers.
idolatry (aiˈdolətri) noun
1. the worship of idols.
2. too great admiration, especially of a person.
iˈdolatrous adjective
iˈdolatrously adverb
ˈidolize, ˈidolise verb
to love or admire a person etc greatly or too much. She idolized her older brother.
References in classic literature ?
Though my soul would rejoice to visit the habitations of Christendom once more, my feet would rather follow the tender spirits intrusted to my keeping, even into the idolatrous province of the Jesuits, than take one step backward, while they pined in captivity and sorrow.
It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.
This, par parenthese, will be thought cool language by persons who entertain solemn doctrines about the angelic nature of children, and the duty of those charged with their education to conceive for them an idolatrous devotion: but I am not writing to flatter parental egotism, to echo cant, or prop up humbug; I am merely telling the truth.
Ships are sent with the first opportunity; the natives driven out or destroyed; their princes tortured to discover their gold; a free license given to all acts of inhumanity and lust, the earth reeking with the blood of its inhabitants: and this execrable crew of butchers, employed in so pious an expedition, is a modern colony, sent to convert and civilize an idolatrous and barbarous people!
Once, some one who had terribly loved him had written to him a mad letter, ending with these idolatrous words: "The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold.
On the top of this mountain is a little hill which the idolatrous Agaus have in great veneration; their priest calls them together at this place once a year, and having sacrificed a cow, throws the head into one of the springs of the Nile; after which ceremony, every one sacrifices a cow or more, according to their different degrees of wealth or devotion.
I did not know what to do, for, as an English Churchman, I have been taught to regard such things as in some measure idolatrous, and yet it seemed so ungracious to refuse an old lady meaning so well and in such a state of mind.
She looked at him in despair and implored the Holy Ghost, and it was this way that she contracted the idolatrous habit of saying her prayers kneeling in front of the bird.
They are minded, also, to establish the idolatrous forms of English Episcopacy; so that, when Laud shall kiss the Pope's toe, as cardinal of Rome, he may deliver New England, bound hand and foot, into the power of his master!
But a certain awe mingled itself with her idolatrous love of Adam, and when he said, "Leave me alone," she was always silenced.
Here and there, in the depths of these awful shades, half screened from sight by masses of overhanging foliage, rose the idolatrous altars of the savages, built of enormous blocks of black and polished stone, placed one upon another, without cement, to the height of twelve or fifteen feet, and surmounted by a rustic open temple, enclosed with a low picket of canes, within which might be seen, in various stages of decay, offerings of bread-fruit and cocoanuts, and the putrefying relics of some recent sacrifice.
The lady, indeed, bore a very fair likeness to a reverend effigy in some idolatrous shrine.