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rit·u·al·is·tic

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to ritual or ritualism.
2. Advocating or practicing ritual.

rit′u·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

ritualistic

(ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of, relating to, or suggestive of ritualism
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of, relating to, or suggestive of ritualism
ˌritualˈistically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritualistic - of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism; "a feudal or ritualistic society"; "the ritualistic killing of a sheep"

ritualistic

adjective
Of or characterized by ceremony:
Translations

ritualistic

[ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk] ADJritualista (fig) → consagrado, sacramental

ritualistic

adj
(= pre-arranged) remarksüblich; he came out with some ritualistic nonsense about …er hat den üblichen Blödsinn über … (acc)losgelassen (inf)
(= ceremonial)rituell; ritualistic abuseritueller Missbrauch

ritualistic

[ˌrɪtjʊəˈlɪstɪk] adj (ritual) → rituale; (nonsense) → di rito
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Religion quells our apprehension of death with the promise of a supplemental (and improved) afterlife, offers us guiding principals lest we be burdened with deciphering our own moral canons, and provides us with communicative ritualistic practices to prevent us from feeling alone.
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But the worst thing of all is the ritualistic showing of photographs when returning.
The latter often remains hidden under a veil of piety and ritualistic adherence to Islam.