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adj. Offensive
Of or relating to the popes or the Roman Catholic Church.

pop′ish·ly adv.
pop′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.popishly - like the Pope; in a popish manner
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Religion would prove a serious point of contention in 1637 when the earl strongly advocated a proposal before the Privy Council to "take away the eldest Sons of all who were popishly affected, and breed them up in the Religion established in the Church of England'--a policy that threatened to remove the baron's grandson from his son's household.
popishly affected; and excessively oppressing his Majesty's
Some exclaim popishly in the midst of their ordeal "ora pro nobis (pray for us)".