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pop·ish

 (pō′pĭsh)
adj. Offensive
Of or relating to the popes or the Roman Catholic Church.

pop′ish·ly adv.
pop′ish·ness n.

popish

(ˈpəʊpɪʃ)
adj
(Roman Catholic Church) derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism
ˈpopishly adv

pop•ish

(ˈpoʊ pɪʃ)

adj.
usage: This term is used by Protestants to show contempt for Roman Catholic practices and tenets.
adj. Disparaging.
of or resembling the Roman Catholic Church.
[1520–30]
pop′ish•ly, adv.
pop′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.popish - of or relating to or supporting Romanism; "the Roman Catholic Church"
Translations

popish

[ˈpəʊpɪʃ] ADJ (pej) → papista

popish

adj (pej)papistisch

popish

[ˈpəʊpɪʃ] adj (pej) → papistico/a
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In order to fend off the charge of popishness, they cited precedents of the apostolic period as well as examples of godly bishops who came before them (and sometimes even before the Reformation).
These were later removed and the painting renamed The Annunciation to diminish the Popishness that caused a furor when it was exhibited in 1850.
Such was the intensity of criticism of bishops before the Civil Wars that writers fixated on what bishops looked like and episcopal dress became a trope for criticizing the popishness of bishops in general.