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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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  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    The art of government is the organization of idolatry.

  2. 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.

  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. John Wesley:

    A feast of dedication; yet he calls it a feast to Jehovah; for as brutish as they were, they did not design to terminate their adoration in the image; but they made it for a representation of the true God...yet this did not excuse them from gross idolatry.”

  5. Martin Luther:

    Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.

Translations for idolatry

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  • الوثنيةArabic
  • идолопокло́нничество, обожа́ниеBulgarian
  • modlářství, modloslužebnictvíCzech
  • afgudsdyrkelseDanish
  • Vergötterung, Götzendienst, Bewunderung, IdolatrieGerman
  • ειδωλολατρίαGreek
  • idolâtrieFrench
  • íoladhradh, íolachtIrish
  • jalloonysManx
  • bálványozás, bálványimádásHungarian
  • skurðgoðadýrkunIcelandic
  • עבודת אליליםHebrew
  • 偶像崇拝Japanese
  • guutipilussiorneqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ubóstwianie, bałwochwalstwoPolish
  • veneração, idolatriaPortuguese
  • обожа́ние, обожествле́ние, поклоне́ние, идолопокло́нничество, боготворе́ние, идолопокло́нствоRussian
  • idoldyrkanSwedish

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