verbolatry


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Noun1.verbolatry - the worship of words
idolatry, veneration, cultism, devotion - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
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Snow's labeling of science as a "culture" in the post-war 1950s as the beginning of this relativizing "pollution of language," (10) his logocentrism, or what I call verbolatry, is at its most stark in his remarks on music: "Plato's Socrates disciplines the ecstasies and thereby provides little consolation or hope to men.