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Synonyms for idolatry
aɪˈdɒl ə triidol·a·t·ry

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  1. idolatrynoun

    adoration, worship, reverence

  2. idolatrynoun

    The worship of idols.

    worship, reverence, adoration

  3. idolatrynoun

    The admiration of somebody or something.

    adoration, reverence, worship

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultismnoun

    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

    fear, devotion, reverence, devotedness, idol worship, veneration, cultism, awe

  2. idolatry, idol worshipnoun

    the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God

    veneration, cultism, devotion, idol worship

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. idolatrynoun

    worship of idols

  2. idolatrynoun

    excessive love, excessive veneration

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How to use idolatry in a sentence?

  1. Gilbert Chesterton:

    Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.

  2. Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.:

    Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

  3. Abdurasul Juraboev Juraboev:

    Sometimes they worship and practice Islam, sometimes they do idolatry, my sisters are uncovered, lack knowledge of a religion. I wish they knew at least how to cover themselves up.

  4. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?

  5. Robert Jeffress:

    In suggesting that God is ‘queer’ Swarthmore College is guilty of nothing short of modern day idolatry, when you read the Bible you will discover that God reserved His harshest condemnation for individuals and nations that practiced idolatry – creating an imaginary god who conformed to a culture’s immorality.

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Translations for idolatry

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  • الوثنيةArabic
  • обожа́ние, идолопокло́нничествоBulgarian
  • modlářství, modloslužebnictvíCzech
  • afgudsdyrkelseDanish
  • Götzendienst, Bewunderung, Idolatrie, VergötterungGerman
  • ειδωλολατρίαGreek
  • idolâtrieFrench
  • íoladhradh, íolachtIrish
  • jalloonysManx
  • bálványozás, bálványimádásHungarian
  • skurðgoðadýrkunIcelandic
  • עבודת אליליםHebrew
  • 偶像崇拝Japanese
  • guutipilussiorneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ubóstwianie, bałwochwalstwoPolish
  • idolatria, veneraçãoPortuguese
  • идолопокло́нство, идолопокло́нничество, обожествле́ние, обожа́ние, поклоне́ние, боготворе́ниеRussian
  • idoldyrkanSwedish

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