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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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The skeletal remains of socalled 'Bella' were discovered by local boys wedged inside a wych elm - a tree of Satanic significance - on April 18, 1943, and spawned speculation that the victim had been ritualistically maimed.
The skeletal remains of Bella were discovered wedged inside a wych elm - a tree of Satanic significance - on April 18, 1943, and spawned speculation that the unidentified victim had been ritualistically maimed.
It is a community with strongly held beliefs and values that are acted upon intentionally and ritualistically, and although it does not defer to any "higher reality" such as a god, it does have strongly held principles that rather closely resemble those held by groups like the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Observe enlightening management practices of pioneering insights and initiatives on brain and hearts driven work commitment rather than ritualistically binding time-in and time-out attendance machines.
Since Indian families across the country ritualistically clean their homes before Diwali, Snapdeal has a range of specially curated offers on house, kitchen, garden and car cleaning essentials like mops, Scotch-Brite, detergents, dusters, vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, and broom.
Usually, the label is ritualistically and reflexively reserved for Iran and North Korea.
Each person must listen within for what wants to emerge ritualistically into the world.
Examples of de-roling techniques include shaking limbs and body to literally shake the character off, or ritualistically stepping out of a performance by handing back a character's specific prop or costume piece to a director.
The in-development plays include Ambrose Cappuccio's "Cigarettes," a two-hander about a widowed man who hires a sex worker who resembles his late wife; Mishka Lavigne's "Albumen," about a once-promising artist who ritualistically donates blood every 56 days; and Sophie Weisskoff's "Queen of Sock Pairing," about a woman who initiates a new game with her boyfriend that unearths some unexpected truths.
Anthropologically speaking, the diaspora not only calls the attention to the needs of returning to an exemplary centre, in this case Ireland, but nourishes an ethnonational discourse, which ritualistically is constructed in basis of a continual process of marking and unmarking.
She went on to say that she ritualistically tied 'rakhi' on Gandhi's wrist every year.
Nevertheless, the penetrative influence of South Africa's NIS in Black Africa--whose governments ritualistically denounced South Africa at meetings of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the United Nations (UN) and otherforums--was considerable.