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Synonyms for veneration
ˌvɛn əˈreɪ ʃənven·er·a·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. veneration

    Awe is inspired by that in which there is sublimity or majesty so overwhelming as to awaken a feeling akin to fear; in awe, considered by itself, there is no element of esteem or affection, tho the sense of vastness, power, or grandeur in the object is always present. Dread is a shrinking apprehension or expectation of possible harm awakened by any one of many objects or causes, from that which is overwhelmingly vast and mighty to that which is productive of momentary physical pain; in its higher uses dread approaches the meaning of awe, but with more of chilliness and cowering, and without that subjection of soul to the grandeur and worthiness of the object that is involved in awe. Awe is preoccupied with the object that inspires it; dread with apprehension of personal consequences. Reverence and veneration are less overwhelming than awe or dread, and suggest something of esteem, affection, and personal nearness. We may feel awe of that which we can not reverence, as a grandly terrible ocean storm; awe of the divine presence is more distant and less trustful than reverence. Veneration is commonly applied to things which are not subjects of awe. Adoration, in its full sense, is loftier than veneration, less restrained and awed than reverence, and with more of the spirit of direct, active, and joyful worship. Compare ESTEEM; VENERATE.

    Synonyms:
    adoration, awe, dread, reverence

    Antonyms:
    contempt, disdain, dishonor, disregard, scorn

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. veneration

    Synonyms:
    reverence, adoration, worship

    Antonyms:
    contempt, disesteem, loathing, vilification

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fear, reverence, awe, venerationnoun

    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

    "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"

    Synonyms:
    fear, awe, idolatry, fearfulness, devotion, care, concern, fright, reverence, cultism

  2. idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultismnoun

    religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

    Synonyms:
    fear, idolatry, devotion, reverence, devotedness, idol worship, cultism, awe

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. venerationnoun

    Synonyms:
    reverence, high respect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. venerationnoun

    Synonyms:
    reverence, honor

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  1. List of paraphrases for "veneration":

    reverence, obeisance, awe, worship

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How to use veneration in a sentence?

  1. Elie Mystal:

    The veneration that this country has for the Constitution is simply weird. It's crazy. It's not what other countries do for their written documents, we act like this thing was etched in stone by the finger of God, when actually it was hotly contested and debated, scrawled out over a couple of weeks in the summer in Philadelphia in 1787, with a bunch of rich, white politicians making deals with each other.

  2. James Madison:

    Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.

  3. Alexis DeTocqueville:

    This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic.

  4. George Jean Nathan:

    Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-?litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.


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