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a. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
b. The followers of such a religion or sect.
2. A system or community of religious worship and ritual.
3. The formal means of expressing religious reverence; religious ceremony and ritual.
4. A usually nonscientific method or regimen claimed by its originator to have exclusive or exceptional power in curing a particular disease.
a. Obsessive, especially faddish, devotion to or veneration for a person, principle, or thing.
b. The object of such devotion.
6. An exclusive group of persons sharing an esoteric, usually artistic or intellectual interest.

[Latin cultus, worship, from past participle of colere, to cultivate; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

cul′tic, cult′ish adj.
cult′ism n.
cult′ist n.


(ˈkʌltɪʃ) or


intended to appeal to a small group of fashionable people
ˈcultishly adv
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That monk was filled up with the diffi- culty of this enterprise; he would fill up the others.
In a voice which I had great diffi- culty in keeping firm, I went on: "I suppose, men, you have understood what I said, and you know what it means.
B, Tractor with culty trolly pavda etc per hour for Mehsana Sub Division.
Opens Friday, June 10 Gregg Araki's kitsch and culty film is an oddball delight.
Along with the single player option with various dif culty levels, the multiplayer aspect allows two to sing along together or compete against each other.
Q I HAVE arthritis in my hands and have great diffi culty opening jars and bottles.
MASTERS Of Combat is probably meant to be cool, culty and kitsch - like a cross between Banzai and I Love Kung Fu.
An elaborate cat-and-mouse game between a dying jewel thief and a never-say-die cop, "Running Out of Time" is a smooth, more commercial reworking of Hong Kong helmer-producer Johnnie To's recent string of culty crime pics.
NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS: This can include feelings like blame, guilt or depression, di culty remembering aspects of what happened or thinking that you are going mad.
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He said: "A balanced parliament may be a diffi culty for Westminster but presents l f real opportunity for our nation.
Described by singer Courtney Taylor as "a culty, drugged band that people with good haircuts like", the Dandy Warhols have become massive in their native USA.