idolatrous

/aɪˈdɒlətrəs/ (say uy'doluhtruhs)

adjective
1. relating to or of the nature of idolatry.
2. worshipping idols.
3. blindly adoring.
4. Obsolete used in or designed for idolatry.
idolatrously, adverb
idolatrousness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Idolatrous — I*dol a*trous, a. 1. Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices. [1913 Webster] [Josiah] put down the idolatrous priests. 2 Kings xxiii. 5. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idolatrous — (adj.) 1540s, from IDOLATER (Cf. idolater) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idolatrous — [ī däl′ə trəs] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, idolatry 2. worshiping an idol or idols 3. having or showing excessive admiration or devotion idolatrously adv. idolatrousness n …   English World dictionary

  • idolatrous — adjective a) Partaking in idolatry; worshipping idols or false gods. The priests of an idolatrous religion. b) Engaging in excessive attachment or reverence; inordinately or profanely devoted. An idolatrous veneration for antiquity. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • idolatrous — adjective Date: circa 1500 1. of or relating to idolatry 2. having the character of idolatry < the religion of idolatrous nationalism Aldous Huxley > 3. given to idolatry • idolatrously adverb • idolatrousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idolatrous — idolatry ► NOUN 1) worship of idols. 2) adulation. DERIVATIVES idolater noun idolatrous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eid lon idol + latreia worship …   English terms dictionary

  • idolatrous — adjective 1. relating to or practicing idolatry idolatrous worship • Pertains to noun: ↑idolatry • Derivationally related forms: ↑idolatry 2. blindly or excessively devoted or adoring • Similar to: ↑loving …   Useful english dictionary

  • idolatrous — idolatrously, adv. idolatrousness, n. /uy dol euh treuhs/, adj. 1. worshiping idols. 2. blindly adoring. 3. of or pertaining to idolatry. [1540 50; IDOLATR(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • idolatrous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fetishistic, pagan, idol worshiping; see heathen …   English dictionary for students

  • idolatrous — i dol·a·trous || aɪ dÉ‘lÉ™trÉ™s / dÉ’l adj. worshiping idols; pertaining to the worship of idols …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idolatrous — adj 1. idol worshiping, idolistic, icon worshiping, fetishistic; heretical, unorthodox, pagan, heathen. 2. adulatory, adoring, worshiping, worshipful, idolizing, deifying, lionizing; fulsome, uncritical, uncen sorious, unreproachful; awestruck,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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