Satanism


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Sa·tan·ism

 (sāt′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. The worship of Satan characterized by a travesty of the Christian rites.
2. A body of doctrine and practice based on the celebration of individual will and explicit rejection of monotheistic notions of virtue.
3. satanism Profound wickedness.

Sa′tan·ist n.

Satanism

(ˈseɪtəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Theology) the worship of Satan
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a form of such worship which includes blasphemous or obscene parodies of Christian prayers, etc
3. (Theology) a satanic disposition or satanic practices
ˈSatanist n, adj

Sa•tan•ism

(ˈseɪt nˌɪz əm)

n.
1. the worship of Satan or the powers of evil.
2. a travesty of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped.
3. diabolical or satanic disposition, behavior, or activity; diabolism; deviltry.
[1555–65]
Sa′tan•ist, n.

Satanism

1. the worship of Satan or evil powers.
2. a parody of Christian ceremonies in which the devil is worshiped. — Satanist, n.
See also: Devil
diabolical behavior. — Satanist, n.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Satanism - a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
black art, black magic, necromancy, sorcery - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
Translations
sotonizam

Satanism

[ˈseɪtənɪzəm] Nsatanismo m

Satanism

satanism [ˈseɪtənɪzəm] nsatanisme m

Satanism

nSatanismus m, → Satanskult m
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