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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.
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(aɪˈdɒl ə trəs)

1. worshiping idols.
2. given to excessive admiration or devotion.
3. of or pertaining to idolatry.
i•dol′a•trous•ly, adv.
i•dol′a•trous•ness, n.
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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"
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[aɪˈdɒlətrəs] ADJidólatra, idolátrico
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adj (lit)Götzen-; (fig)abgöttisch
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[aɪˈdɒlətrəs] adj (pej) → idolatra
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(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.
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Given the rest of the poems in the first group, it seems Reznikoff is identifying with Solomon's associations, preparing the reader for the idolatrousness in poetry.
His principal assertion - that churchmen's initial optimism about converting the Indians yielded to increasing despair in the face of the natives' continued idolatrousness - has been commented on extensively by many scholars for some time.