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Synonyms for ritual
ˈrɪtʃ u əlrit·u·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ritual, ritenoun

    any customary observance or practice

    religious rite, rite

  2. ritualnoun

    the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies


  3. ritualadjective

    stereotyped behavior


  4. ritualadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals

    "ritual killing"

  5. ritualadjective

    of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals

    "a ritual dance of Haiti"; "sedate little colonial tribe with its ritual tea parties"- Nadine Gordimer

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Editors Contribution

  1. exorsism

    act of process

    she had to have an exorsism

    Submitted by rinat on January 12, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ritualadjective


  2. ritualnoun

    liturgy, formulary of public worship

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ritualnoun

    liturgy, consuetudinary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ritual":

    rite, ritualistic, ceremony, ceremonial, rites

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  1. John Hickenlooper:

    You can drink it. We did drink it around the table, almost ritual-like, in a funny way.

  2. Micah Elliott:

    This has pretty much become an annual ritual for us.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    My telephone calls and meetings and decisions were now parts of a prescribed ritual aimed at making peace with the past his calls, his meetings and his decisions were already the ones that would shape America's future. (On transfer of power to Gerald R Ford)

  4. Ilia Karatsoreos:

    As most of us know, reading on tablets, checking emails on phones, or watching late night TV are a chronic issue, and unfortunately become part of our pre-sleep habits, so while this study seems to argue a single exposure to a tablet does not have a major effect on sleep if one was also exposed to bright light beforehand, it does n’t really address what has become a common ritual for so many of us.

  5. Lewis Lapham:

    Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see -- not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of darkness.

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