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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 WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. idolatrynoun

    worship of idols

  2. idolatrynoun

    excessive love, excessive veneration

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  1. Clive Staples Lewis:

    The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of our attention would have been on God. But every novelty prevents this. It fixes our attention on the service itself and thinking about worship is a different thing than worshipping ... 'Tis mad idolatry that makes the service greater than the god.

  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. Pope Francis:

    The Gospel does not condemn the wealthy, but the idolatry of wealth, the idolatry that makes people indifferent to the call of the poor.

  4. 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.

  5. John Calvin:

    The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.

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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